SouperChef Special | Irish Beef and Barley Broth
Beef | Contains Gluten | Egg-Free | Dairy-Free | Alcohol-Free
Where is the pot of gold? At the end of the rainbow and with the help of some shamrock! March 17th marks Saint Patrick’s Day. It is intended for spiritual renewal and offering of prayers for missionaries worldwide, as St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. Today, people celebrate the day with parades, wearing of green, and drinking beer. One reason St. Patrick’s Day might have become so popular is that it takes place just a few days before the first green of spring. To celebrate this vibrant Irish festival, we have decided to feature a beef and barley broth, sans the beer!
In the Irish countryside over the last century, beef and barley broth is typical of the traditional homemade soups and would appear on the farmhouse supper table, or be brought out to workers in the fields who were too busy to come back to the farm for their meal. All the ingredients would normally come from the farm itself: leeks, peas, carrots and onions from the kitchen garden, beef from the farm’s own cattle, barley from the fields growing the early grain crops that would become food for man and herd, or else, sold to one of the big Irish brewers. We have recreated this special stew steeped with traditions of an old world soup, with robust flavours and abundant ingredients. Nothing says hearty and nutritious like a meal with chunky vegetables, and a generous helping of beef in tasty broth accompanied by pearl barley.
May the joy of the Irish be with you!
Ingredients: Grass-fed beef cubes, potatoes, carrots, pearl barley, button mushroom, turnips, round cabbage, celery, onions, garlic, leek, fresh herbs, spices, salt and pepper
Condiments: Salted herb pesto (chives, parsley, coriander, spring onions, salt, olive oil)