Chicken Noodle Soup
The classically vibrant chicken noodle soup, is one of my all time favorite meals in winter. It's packed full of nutrients and doesn't skimp on the flavour. I often make the Asian infused version, as I find it adds more character and substance to the soup.
4 chicken thighs, with skin and bones
5 spring onions
5cm ginger piece, skin peeled and finely sliced
4 garlic cloves, finely sliced
2 red chillies, deseeded and finely sliced
2 corn on the cob
200g pak choi, slice the stem and leaf
1 lemon grass
1 chicken stock cube
120g wheat broad noodles
light soy sauce
toasted sesame seed oil
ground nut oil
1) In a heavy based pan, on a medium high heat, add 2tbsp of ground nut oil and sear the chicken on both sides for 4 mins, each side. Remove and set aside.
2) Slice the white part of the spring onions and leave the green top for later.
3) In the same pan add 1tbsp of toasted sesame seed oil and add the white sliced spring onions, garlic, ginger and half of the red chilli and cook for 2/3 mins.
4) Crumble in the stock cube, give it a stir and add 800ml of boiling water. Stir well and add 3tbsp of light soy sauce. Bruise the lemon grass and add that to the pan.
5) Add the seared chicken thighs into the broth and turn down the heat to a medium low. Leave to cook for 20mins.
6) With a sharp knike, slice the kernels off the cob and add to the pan, along with the two naked cobs. And leave to cook for another 10mins.
7) Remove the chicken from the broth and remove the skin and shred the meat from the bone. Return the shredded chicken to the pan. Add the pak choi stalks only at this point. Leave to cook for 5 mins.
8) Remove the cobs from the pan and add the noodles, pak choi leaves and the rest of the chopped chillies to the soup and cook for 4 mins.
9) Separate the noodles and add a handful of chopped coriander/ cilantro and the sliced green spring onions. Serve immediately.
*Cooks Tip: If you can't find pak choi, any other cabbage will do. Such as a pointed cabbage.
Posted by Luna's Recipes at 14:59