Trim away any excess fat and place the meat in a large saucepan.
Add the water and salt. Place the pearl barley in a small basin and pour a little boiling water over to scald it. Stir and then drain. Add the barley to the soup pan. Bring to the boil, boil for 1 minute, then skim and lower the heat. Cover and simmer gently for 1 hour.
Peel and finely dice the carrots. Peel and fi