About this recipe: Beef shank, leek, celery and turnip flavour this hearty broth from the Isle of Man (where I grew up!). Though traditionally served at a Manx wedding feast, it's great for any occasion.
My husband has ancestors from the Isle of Man, so he wanted to make this for a gathering. I couldn't find beef shank, so we opted to use beef stew meat and simmered it with the rest of the vegetables and added some beef broth. It turned out very tasty! - 25 Jan 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Very good! My family is originally from the Isle of Mann so I had to try it, and I wasn't disappointed! - 12 Jan 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
The thyme & leeks added a different flavor than a regular beef barley soup. Everyone ate it, but no one raved. Overall, I prefer beef barley with garlic & onion. - 14 Feb 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)