Saturday, 28 February 2015

A very Hearty Soup

2 Liters Water.
2-3 Chicken Breasts.
1 Spring Onion Chopped.
8-10 Cloves Garlic - Crushed.
1 Carrot Chopped.
1-2 Stalks Celery - Chopped.
10 Peppercorns.
1-2 Bay Leaves.

Simmer the above covered on low heat for about an hour.Strain and reserve the stock, retain chicken , discard the rest.This is your beautifully flavored stock.Chop the boiled chicken in medium sized pieces and set aside.
The vegetables - Use what you would like to basically .Try and chop vegetables evenly . I tried to match the corn for size.
I added :
1 Table Spoon Chopped Red Peppers.
1 Table Spoon Chopped Chopped Carrots.
3 Tablespoons Chopped Celery.
Some Cherry tomatoes and leftover Bamboo Shoot.
Heat a bit of butter , saute celery for 1 minute , add the rest of the ingredients including chicken, toss for another minute.Take off heat and pour boiling hot stock over the vegetables. At this stage add green herbs, leave the pot covered 5 minutes to infuse flavors , and spoon out a hearty meal .

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