862 Soupe de Mariage

Method

Prepare a marmite with 1 kg ( lb) thick flank of beef; 1 kg ( lb) leg of mutton; 1 boiling fowl and litres (1 gallon or U.S. gal) water. Add seasonings, vegetables and flavourings and cook as for an ordinary marmite.

To prepare the soup, pass the bouillon from the marmite into a clean pan and add 65 g ( oz) rice and a small pinch of powdered saffron per 1 litre ( pt or U.S. cups) Bouillon. Allow to cook very gently for 35–40 minutes.

The characteristics of this soup are that it should be very thick and the rice well cooked.

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