Old Fashioned Barley Soup

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READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place barley in a bowl, cover with tepid water.
  • Let soak for 1 hour.
  • (Do not use pearl barley for this soup).
  • Place cold water, beef brisket, course salt in soup kettle.
  • Add the drained barley.
  • Bring to boil over low heat and skim the surface.
  • Add 1/2 cup of cold water and continue to skim.
  • This is important, as here lies the difference between a good-colour barley soup and another with a greyish and dirty colour.
  • When all the scum has been removed, add the remaining ingredients.
  • Bring to boil, cover, leaving a 1 in.
  • opening.
  • Simmer for 3 hours over low heat.
  • Add 3 tbsp butter and the juice together with the rind of the lemon.
  • Do not boil once the butter has been added.
  • Served garnished with chopped parsley or chervil.
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