Saturday, 13 October 2007

Tangy Asian Style Chicken Soup

This recipe comes from the Oct 2005 ABC delicious magazine but they call it "aromatic chicken soup".
1 litre chicken stock
2 lemon grass stems, trimmed & chopped
2.5 cm piece of ginger, sliced
3 Asian (red) eschalots, chopped
2 long red chillies, bruised
2 kaffir lime leaves
200g skinless chicken breast or thigh fillets
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup fish sauce
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
small handful of snow peas, very thinly sliced
1/2 red capsicum, very thinly sliced
1/2 bunch coriander, leaves picked

Place the chicken stock, lemongrass, ginger, eschalot, chilli and kaffir lime leaves in a saucepan, then bring to the boil. Add the chicken and poach for 5-10 minutes over medium heat. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the chicken to cool slightly in the broth. When cool enough to handle, remove the chicken and strain the broth, discarding solids. Return the stock to the saucepan. Shred the chicken into bite sized pieces.

Add the lime juice and fish sauce to the stock and return to the boil. Add the shredded chicken and cook for a couple of minutes to reheat.

Add the spring onions, snow peas and capsicum and allow the soup to return to the boil.

Ladle into deep bowls and sprinkle with coriander. Serve immediately.


Maggie said...

Sounds great, I shall try this soon, the lime juice is different!

Kate said...

I will make this on the weekend, with Bob's lemon grass from the meeting.