Barley Soup With Ham Recipe
3 tablespoon Vegetable oil
1 Onion, chopped
2 Garlic cloves, chopped
2 Carrots, diced
2 Ribs celery, diced
3/4 cup Pearl barley
6 cup Chicken broth
1 small Imported bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon Ground allspice
1/2 cup Diced smoked ham
3 tablespoon Unsalted butter
1/3 lb Fresh mushrooms, trimmed and
3 teaspoon Lemon juice
1 tablespoon Fresh parsley leaves, minced
Put the oil and onion in a soup kettle, set over low heat, and cook
until the onions are softened, about 5 minutes. Raise heat to medium,
stir in the garlic and carrots, and stir-cook for one minute. Add the
celery and stir-cok for a minute. Add the barley, broth, bay leaf,
and allspice. Bring to the boil, skimming the top of the soup as
necessary. Simmer, covered, for about one hour, or until the barley
is tender. (The soup may be prepared in advance to this point.)
Stir the ham into the piping hot soup and let simmer while you
prepare the mushrooms. Heat the butter in a small skillet, add the
mushrooms and lemon juice, and stir-cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in
the parsley. Add the mushroom mixture to the soup and simmer for 5
minutes longer. Discard the bay leaf. Season the soup with salt and
freshly- ground pepper to taste. Ladle into warmed bowls and serve
Makes 5 servings.
[WASHINGTON POST Jan 11, 1989] Posted by Fred Peters.
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