Here is a delectable soup which is bold and bursting with flavours.It is easy and quick to make.The chicken can be easily substituted with tofu and mushrooms.A comfort food in a cold winter evening. Then comes a quite essential ingredient- a good stock. Vegetable or Chicken stock enhances the flavours in a soup.No doubt water can be easily substituted but I always prefer stock on top of water
I prepare in bulk,freeze the stocks to cubes and store them, as easy as it sounds
Once the stock is done,don't worry about the leftovers.The chicken can be used insandwiches,salads or soups.Hey what to do with veggies ?????????? Well it is a secret I will berevealing in my up coming post,so stay tuned
Thai chicken noodle soup & basic chicken stock
For Chicken stock
- 300 gm chicken (preferably with bones)
- 8 cups water
- 1 carrot large
- 1 - 2 celery stick of
- 8 - 10 cloves garlic
- 1 onion large
- 1 bay leave
- 1/2 tbsp black peppercorn
- 1 tsp salt
For chicken Soup
- 1 cup chicken boneless strips
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 200 ml coconut milk
- 1 lemon grass stalk (white part only)
- 1 cup egg noodles cooked
- 6 + 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 1 inch chopped ginger finely
- 2 green chilli
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tomato medium chopped
- half lemon juice of
- 1/4 tsp brown sugar
- dash fish sauce
- 1 tsp soy sauce light
- 1 tsp red chilli flakes
- to taste salt
- For Chicken Stock
- Put all the ingredients into a large pan and bring to a boil.Reduce flame to medium and let it sit on stove for another 1.5 to 2 hours.
- Once the liquid has reduced to half, switch of the gas and let it cool.You can either use the stock immediately or keep refrigerated for 3-4 days.
- You can also put in an ice tray and freeze.Once freezed remove the cubes and store in a zip-lock bag in the freezer.Add the cubes as per need.
- Remove the chicken pieces,take the meat out using a fork and reserve to be used later.
- Separate the onion,carrot and garlic.Keep aside to use in other dishes(recipe coming soon,Yes we are not going to waste them).
- Thai Chicken Soup.
- In a pan heat 1 tbsp oil.Once oil is hot, put chopped ginger,6 cloves garlic and chopped green chilli.
- Add cumin,coriander powder and the curry paste,fry for a minute in medium heat.Put the tomatoes and cook until it softens.
- Pour in the stock and coconut milk.Put crushed lemon grass stalk.Once it starts to boil reduce heat.
- Season the broth with salt,brown sugar and fish sauce.Mix the lemon juice.Discard lemon grass stalk.
- Meanwhile in a separate pan(preferably grill pan) add another tablespoon of oil and heat. Add the chilli flakes,remaining chopped garlic.Then add the chicken strip. Sautxe9 at high heat for 3-4 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and nicely browned.
- Remove from heat and mix soy sauce.(If using the shredded meat from the stock then make sure not to roast for too long else the chicken will become dry andchewy).
- While serving put noodles,roasted chicken in a soup bowl.Add the broth,garnish with chopped mint,coriander and lemon wedges.