Via: Dan Jones and Lorenzo Mazzega
Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onion, carrots, celery and 2 tbsp cold water. Stir together and sauté for 10 minutes until the vegetables start to soften and turn golden. Stir in the garlic and thyme and cook for 1 minute, then add the barley, followed by the stock. Season well. Put a lid on the pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 30 minutes.
Stir in the rice and lentils and continue to simmer for 20 minutes, then stir in the cavolo nero and broccoli and cook for a further 5 minutes. Fish out the spriggy parts of the thyme – by this stage the leaves will have come away from them and flavoured the soup.
Cut the minute steak into thin strips, toss with the cayenne pepper and season well. Drop the strips into the soup and nudge them under the surface so they poach in the hot liquor for a minute or so, and cook until the meat is just tender. Stir in the parsley and serve.
Skin by Liz Earle (£25, Orion Spring)