Place the barley in a bowl, cover well with cold water and allow to soak for 1-2 hours. Drain the barley and rinse under cold running water. Bring a pan of water to the boil, add the barley and cook for 15 minutes, or until tender. Drain the barley and set aside.
Trim any excess fat from the meat then cut the meat into small cubes. Half fill a medium pan with salt