This recipe is delicious but you need to delete the celery and add small turnips instead. Scottish people are not much into celery and certainly not pre 1990. I was born and raised in Scotland and rarely saw celery in the grocery store before that date. Even now its not that popular. I don't understand why Americans feel the need to put celery in everything.
Agreed that celery has NEVER been a feature in scotch broth, but neither has lamb chops come to that. Not very authentic.
I did this to the letter apart from I couldn't get shoulder chops, so I used a pack of stewing lamb on the bone. It may have been shin? Anyway it was pretty good. After 4 hours or so on low in the SC I pulled out the lamb, removed the flesh from the bone (dog had the bones as treats) and put it back in for another 2 hours. This dish is very easy to over season, so be careful not to put any in from the beginning, and taste properly before serving, too much pepper and salt ruins it.
Delicious! We did use lamb stock cubes in addition to the water, since we had some. Hubby wanted scotch broth; I'd never had it; he's only had it out of cans before (*shudder*). I tried your recipe, and it was just as easy as opening a can, but worlds better! Likely about the same price, too. I'm usually very picky about soup, but this was stellar! Fabulous, easy, really great comfort food.
So tasty and easy. Like another reviewer noted, lamb and leeks are personal favorites, and a winning combination in this recipe. Thanks, PaulaG, for sharing this very comforting soup.
Wonderful! DH loves both lamb and leeks so this combination was a winner! Wonderful flavor and easy preparation. We'll be making this again. Thanks PaulaG.
Delicious, easy and makes the house smell fantastic! Thanks for posting PaulaG
YUMMY! I love lamb and have a similar recipe that I use for Scotch Broth. The first day I made this, I thought mine was a smidge better BUT the NEXT day it tasted the same. I think that this one was a little easier. It is easier because I love that a couple of shoulder lamb chops is all you need. I used different cuts for my mine. I think it was the necks and joints which are harder to come by where I live in SC. Since I'm always misplacing my books I'll KNOW where this one is. I'd encourage anyone to try it. MaryAnne
YUMMY! This was the first time I made a soup with lamb and it was fantastic! I put it in the crock pot, and when I got home from work the house smelled soooo good! The lamb had great texture, and we loved the barley! It was the first time I've cooked with leaks ... those are the biggest green onions I've ever seen! Thanks for posting your recipe, with winter coming we will enjoy this one often :)