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Friday, February 20, 2015

Welsh Lamb and Root Soup--good for your heart and health!

Welsh Lamb and Root Soup in Slow Cooker
 
This soup is made with a homemade bone broth. Bone broths are one of those “miracle” concoctions that are good for our heart and health. They are nutrient rich and full of healthy ingredients that come from the bones they are made from. Below is a recipe for one of my favorite bone broth based soups:


Prep for Welsh and Lamb Root Soup



Welsh Lamb and Root Soup

Broth
Ingredients~
4 pounds of lamb with bone in
12 cups of water
1 large yellow onion, cut in quarters
20 whole peppercorns
2 bay leaves

Directions~
1. Combine all ingredients in a stockpot.
2. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer.
3. Simmer semi-covered for 2 hours and the meat is falling off the bone.
4. Separate the meat from the bones. Cut the meat into medium chunks. Keep a couple of the largest bones to place in the soup, and then discard the rest. Set aside the meat and large bones to put into the soup.
5. Strain the stock, discard the onion and bay leaves and peppercorns. All the remaining broth will be used for the soup.

Soup
Ingredients~
4 ounces salt pork, chopped
1 large leek, pale part only, cut in half, clean and then slice crosswise
1 large parsnip, diced
1 large turnip, diced
2 large carrots, diced
2 large potatoes, diced
All the lamb bone broth
3 cups water
5 sprigs of fresh thyme
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
½ cup parsley, chopped
4 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions~
1. Spray a skillet with olive oil cooking spray. Add the salt pork and leeks, sautéing for 5 minutes on medium-high heat. 
2. Add all other vegetables to skillet and sauté for 5 additional minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Transfer mixture to a slow cooker. Then add the meat, broth, water, thyme, salt and pepper. Place a couple of the larger bones into the soup.  Cook on low for 5 – 7 hours.
4. Just before serving remove the bones and thyme sprigs then add the parsley and lemon juice. Serve immediately.

Serves 8. Serving size: 1½ cups.

Welsh Lamb and Root Soup Meal
 
This is a great recipe to make a day ahead. The flavors in a bone broth based soup only improve with age. It can even be frozen.

Enjoy! And Live Vibrant!