I love soup. It must be a Chinese thing, or my Mum’s thing that i grew up to want to drink soup. My Mum will insist on making a huge pot of slow simmered soup whenever she cooks dinner. A meal is never complete until the soup is served and devoured.
And who wouldn’t like the all comforting chicken soup. Its something I always crave for when sick or when the weather turns cold/rainy (since our weather here in Singapore never really turns cold)
Asking zzz to prepare soup is usually a meal itself. It’s always more than pouring all it he ingredients into the pot ad wait for it to boil. zzz will make sure there is absolutely no scum I’m the soup, the meat is tender and the soup intense with the sweetness of the vegetables. I do agree that it’s tasty though, the efforts made to check on the soup is worth it!
Recipe for 2
1 chicken. Portion out the drumsticks, thighs and wings and save for another use. Skin the remaining chicken and trim away all excess fats.
1 medium onion, sliced into quarters
1 medium carrot, roughly chopped
1 small carrot, finely diced
1 stalk of celery, roughly chopped
1 stalk of celery, finely diced
2 small potatoes, finely diced
fresh or dried tarragon
a small bunch of coriander
50 grams of macaroni or other short pasta
In a medium pot, fill about 2 litres of water, add onions, roughly chopped carrot and celery and chicken. Bring to boil and reduce to a simmer. Skim away any foam that surfaces. After simmering for about 25 minutes, removed chicken. Remove from heat, strain and discard the vegetables. Keep about 1.5 cups of stock and save for another use.
Return the rest of the stock to the pot and bring to boil. Add the finely diced vegetables, tarragon and coriander stalks. Remove the (breast) meat from the bones and put the bone back into the pot. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Add macaroni and cook for 6-8 minutes. Meanwhile tear breast meat into bite size chunks. Remove the bones and return chicken meat into the pot in the last minute just to heat it up. Season and serve steaming hot.