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Scotch broth 
Recipe Name Scotch broth 
Difficulty Level Medium 
Traditional food from United Kingdom 
Ingredients 1 lb/ 500g scrag neck of lamb
Salt and pepper
2oz/ 50g pearl barley
2 large carrots
1 large onion
4oz/ 100g of hard cabbage
1 small turnip
4oz/ 100g of frozen peas
1 tablespoon of finely chopped parsley 
Preparation 1. Cut the excess fat away from the lamb pieces and put the meat and bones in a large pan. Pour on one and three quarters of a pint/ one litre of cold water and add 1 level teaspoon of salt and the pearl barley.

2. Bring slowly to the boil and then skim the soup.

3. Peel the carrots and skin the onion. Dice the carrots, finely chop the onion and shred the cabbage. Thickly peel and dice the turnip.

4. Add all the vegetables, including the peas to the pan and bring the soup back to the boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer gently for about 2 hours, until the meat is cooked.

5. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the parsley. 


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