Friday, August 24, 2012

Herbal chicken soup - the super easy way

This is such an easy recipe, it is perfect for weekday meals. And it is high in protein, low in fat too! 

The ingredients:
  1. chicken wings, marinated in oyster sauce
  2. a few slices of American ginseng
  3. wolfberries
  4. a few red dates
  5. tiny dried scallops

First, the chicken goes into a pot of boiling water, together with the scallops. After a few minutes, I throw in the herbal stuff and let the whole pot simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. Then it is seasoned with salt, sesame oil and Shaoxing wine. That's all! It is so easy that I could hardly believe it too :P

This is the summer version, as American ginseng nourishes the 'yin' in the body i.e. it is cooling. If you need even more 'yin', you could also add some mai men dong. Alternatively, use more warming herbs if you wish, e.g. dangshen or korean ginseng, instead of American ginseng.

1 comment:

speedyrabbit said...

Mmmm Yummy!