Scotch broth

Filling and warming


This traditional Scottish dish is rich, filling and warm enough to take the chill out of the coldest bones. Great for warming up after outdoors activity in winter.


Ingredients - Serves 12 Adults

  • 450g / 1lb stewing lamb
  • 450g / 1lb stewing beef
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 medium turnip
  • 2 leeks, green tops only
  • 200g / 7 oz. of pearl barley
  • A tied bunch of fresh herbs; bay leaf, parsley, thyme and rosemary
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 litres / 4 pints of cold water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Brown the meat in a frying pan with the oil
  2. Chop all the other vegetables; onions, carrots, turnip, leeks, garlic
  3. Add 2 litres / 4 pints of cold water to large cooking pot and put in the meats, and the scrapings off their pan, before adding the chopped vegetables, herbs, and stock cube
  4. Bring slowly to the boil, and then skim off excess fat
  5. Simmer for 4 to 5 hours, allow cooling, then skimming again, and take out the herb bouquet
  6. Check seasoning and serve steaming hot

Serving Suggestions

Serve with a slice of crust wholegrain bread

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Scotch broth

Serves

12 Adults

12 Adults

Preparation Time

5 Minutes

5 Minutes

Cooking Time

240 Minutes

240 Minutes

Utensils Needed

Frying Pan, Saucepan, Wooden Spoon

Frying PanSaucepanWooden Spoon
Energy
934kj
222kcal
11%
Fat
7.5g
11%
Saturates
2.9g
14%
Sugars
3.5g
4%
Salt
0.4g
7%
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (357g)
Energy262Kj 934Kj
62Kcal 222Kcal
Fat2.1g 7.5g
(of which saturates)0.8g 2.9g
Carbohydrate4.8g 17.2g
(of which sugars)1g 3.5g
Fibre0.4g 1.4g
Protein5.4g 19.3g
Salt0.2g 0.4g

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