Scotch Broth Recipe

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 Updated 19/01/2016

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A traditonal Scottish soup which is a great example of one-pot cooking which was a popular cooking technique for many centuries.


  • half a head of celery
  • half a turnip
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 4 pints vegetable stock
  • 2 cups tightly packed lean lamb (no bone) chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pearl barley
  • 1 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper
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  1. Put the meat into a pan with the stock.
  2. Prepare and dice all the vegetables and add to the pan.
  3. Season well.
  4. Bring to the boil and simmer for 2 - 2 1/2 hours.
  5. Add the parsley and serve.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 150 minutes

Yield: 4 portions


For vegetarians,can you replace the meat in Scotch Broth?
#0 - IAIN - 05/17/2008 - 03:13
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