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Scotch Barley Broth

2 lb Shoulder of mutton
1 c Dried green peas
1/2 c Pearl barley
2 qt Cold water
2 ts Salt
1/4 ts Pepper
2 Onions, chopped
3 Carrots, diced
1 c Turnip, diced
1/2 c Celery, diced
1 tb Parsley, chopped


Soak green peas overnight and soak barley for 2 hours. Wipe meat and trim off fat. Put into broth pot with cold water, salt and pepper. Slowly bring to the boiling point and skim. Add peas, barley and onions and simmer gently for 2 hours. Cool then skim fat from broth. Bones may be removed if desired. Add carrots, turnip and celery and simmer 30 minutes until vegetables are tender. Season with more salt if needed and pepper to taste. Twenty minutes before serving, add parsley and remove any film of fat that has gathered on the surface.



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