Reestit Mutton Soup

Course: Main
Servings: 6 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2.5 hours


  • Reestit mutton - 2 lb
  • Cold water - (to cover)
  • Onion - 1 (finely diced)
  • Potatoes - 300 grams (peeled and finely diced)
  • Turnip - 225 grams (peeled and finely diced)
  • Carrots - 200 grams (peeled and finely diced)
  • Water - 2 pints (or lamb stock)


  1. Place the reestit mutton in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and continue to boil for almost two hours, or until tender. Remove the meat from the pan.
  2. Reserve a ladleful of the cooking water. Skim off the fat and add more water (or lamb stock) to your own taste.
  3. Add the chopped potatoes, carrots, turnip and onion and boil until tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Mash the vegetables into smaller pieces, if desired, and add the reestit mutton, finely chopped for the last few minutes of cooking.
  5. Serve with buttered bread.

Storage advice for unused reestit mutton: Store in a dry environment. Do not refrigerate. Alternatively, cut to your requirements and freeze.