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|% Daily Value*|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|dietary fiber 11g||40%|
|Calcium 310 mg||24%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) indicates how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories per day is used for general nutritional advice.|
(Nutritional information is calculated using an ingredients database and should be considered an estimate.)
Barley is a grain commonly found in stews due to its firm texture and the natural creaminess it brings to the broth. It's usually paired with beef for a classic beef and barley stew, but swapping out the traditional protein for shrimp offers a lighter, yet filling, option. Sweet potatoes add richness and texture to the dish, and a nice dollop of garlic adds flavor. Fresh shrimp, light green spinach and lemon are added at the last minute so they don't overcook. It's a dish with a bold flavor and lots of body, making it a soup for all seasons. Serve with a salad and crusty bread for a hearty meal.
When purchasing barley for this recipe, we recommend looking for the pearly variety. It cooks in less time, keeps the other ingredients from turning to mush, and has a nice texture that's not too chewy. Score!