Saturday, 4 August 2007

Double-Boiled Ginseng Chicken Soup

Wow... at least, you see a new post at this blog of mine :) This blog had being vacant and waiting for my post for very very long time. Since those unhappy times of mine, I had not being posting any of the food recipes which I think I should do something before this blog collapses...... :)


As usual, for those reader who had being following my blog for sometime, you will knew that I love SOUP. Especially those long stew soup which make me feel comfort after a tiring day of work. It's had be so long..... since I had make any of those SOUP that I long for. I love double-boiled herbal soup. especial with black chicken. But then this round, I didn't managed to grab any so I just replace it with 2 Chicken Drumsticks and it taste just as good as it is. Posted by Picasa

Ingredients:
2 Fresh Chicken Drumsticks, wash and remove fats
5 Red Dates
4-5 Pieces Of Dried Huai Shan
1/2 Tablespoon Of Gou Qi Zi
1 Medium Stick Of Dang Shen, cut into 1" pieces
3-4 Dried Soup Ginseng(can refer to the link for picture)
5g Dried Longan, optional

Methods:
1. Wash the chicken drumstick, remove fat and skin then blanch in boiling water for a few minutes, remove and rinse with water then set aside.
2. Rinse all the dry herbs then add about 700ml water in a small pot and boil the herbs for about 5 - 10 minutes over medium heat.
3. Next add in the chicken drumstick and bring it to boil again.
4. Pour the soup and ingredients into a double boiler and place it in a bigger pot/slower cooker and add enough water to cover about 3/4 of the double boiler pot.
5. Double-boiled over Auto heat(slower cooker) for about 3 - 4 hours then serve during meal before rice or before bedtime.


Notes:
a) The purpose of adding dried longan is to enhance the sweetness and taste of the soup.
b) If you are not sure about the double-boiled procedure, please refer to this link for picture.

6 comments:

  1. This is great looking food ! Well done to your research and presentation !

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  2. Thanks you connie for your kind words and thanks for dropping by too :) You too have a very imformative blog :)

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  3. Hi ellena... U have a GREAT blog... It will be a waste if U don't post here anymore. Yr site is really informative for a person like me who have no idea with chinese herbs. Learnt quite abit fm U...Thanks!

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  4. Hi Paw Paw.. thanks for dropping by. Saw your blog and those food and bakes that you made are so beautiful and delicious too... :)

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  5. Hi Ellena,

    I was surfing the web for some help on making my first ginseng chicken soup and your blog was so informative and well-presented! I will be back to check out your new posts so please keep posting!!

    Thanks.

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  6. I love ginseng chicken soup! I've not tried double boiling it though, just in a slow cooker! Need to try that some day (:

    http://mummyicancook.blogspot.com/2011/01/ginseng-chicken-soup.html

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