Now, before I get inundated with emails, txt's, phone calls, and people sending me jelly fish!! I know I've left out the peas! But I thought life is too short to be soaking peas!
This recipe will serve 4 people really well
250g of carrots, peeled, diced
250g of turnips, diced (turnip not swede)
2 medium onions, peeled, diced
1 celery stalk, dice
1 leek, white part only, sliced thinly
150g of pearl barley
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2.3litres of good quality lamb or mutton stock
100g of fresh kale chopped
500g of lamb shank
Place the lamb shank in a pan large enough to hold the shank and enough water to cover, season well and simmer for 2 hours or until the meat is very tender' lift the shank out onto a plate and allow to cool, add the pearl barley and the stock, bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 minutes
now add all of the other ingredients except the kale and simmer for a further 15 minutes, carefully shred the meat from the shank bone and add the meat to the broth, add the kale and simmer for a further 5 minutes
check the seasoning and finish with some chopped parsley
the broth will taste even better the following day, and you can freeze it!