Country Style Fennel & Pearl Barley Soup

There are times when only a warm and hearty soup can warm your soul. I am re blogging this recipe and sharing again for those that missed out on seeing it when I first posted. This simple yet flavoursome soup will be welcome on a chilly night. Enjoy!

Milanka's Fine Food

IMG_6007aaaA wonderfully flavoursome and hearty soup to fill you up on a chilly night.

2 large Fennel Bulbs (cut in half and sliced)
1 cup Pearl Barley (rinsed under cold water)
1 cup Red Lentils
1 Spanish Onion (finely chopped)
1 clove Garlic (finely chopped)
2 medium Carrots (cut into 1cm cubes)
1 Parsnip  (cut into 1cm cubes)
1 cup flat leaf Parsley (roughly chopped)
4 tablespoons of  Olive Oil
10 cups of Chicken (home made)
Salt & Pepper to taste

Preparation time:     15 minutes
Cooking time:      60 minutes
Serves:    6-8 people

Place a large pot on medium heat, add the olive oil, chopped onion, garlic and saute for 5 minutes.   Add the sliced fennel and continue to saute for another 5 minutes, then add the parsley, carrots, parsnip and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.  Add the pearl barley, red lentils and chicken stock and…

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