Sunday, July 6, 2014

chicken soup

Inspired by Chef Michael Smith
through his tv program "back to basics"
A refreshing soup for the soul any time of the day!
Original recipe is from my mom
with a bit of modification inspired by the Chef himself :)

Let's get started;

marinate chicken thigh with 1" grated ginger and 2 clove grated garlic and keep aside

heat 2 Tabsp cooking oil in a medium non-stick pot over medium fire

toss in 1 stick cinnamon, 1 star anise, 5 cloves and allow the aroma of the spices to infuse your kitchen

sautee 3 sliced mushrooms till it change color followed by 1 diced onions till it turns transparent then add in the chicken thigh and allow it to brown slightly all over

pour enough water to cover the chicken then add in 1 cut potato + 1 cut carrot + 2 cut celery stalks + sprinkles of grounded black pepper

allow the vegetables to cook then add in 1 teasp salt and let it simmer

taste the soup and add more salt if necessary

add 1/2 cup colored spirals pasta and allow to boil once before you off the fire

close the lid of the pot and let the soup rest for another 10 mins before serving

garnish with scallion and cilantro


a word on the pasta
spirals pasta cooks very fast that is why it is best to turn off the fire when it is added into the soup
this is to maintain its spiral shape which would otherwise get out of shape in prolong heat

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