Cut 1 1/2 pounds of lamb shoulder (fat trimmed) into 1/2 " cubes
Add to 6 cups of water and simmer 10 minutes.
Skim off scum.
1/2 cup barley
3 medium leeks (white part only)
1-2 diced carrot
2 ribs of celery
salt and pepper to taste
Simmer aprox. 1 1/2 hours until meat is tender. Add water as necessary.
Add 1/2 cup chopped parsley before serving.