Clear Chicken Soup with Lemon Grass2016-07-04
- Yield : 500 ml
- Servings : 2
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 20m
A low-calorie soul warming soup
This clear chicken soup with lemongrass is a throat soothing, soul warming soup. A must for rainy nights. The flavours of Lemon grass and galangal are subtle and the soft chicken pieces along with sweetcorn – ah! satisfaction redefined.
A soup can have 8 ingredients or 18, it will taste just as good. Feel free to add vegetables of your liking to this soup and rediscover new flavours every time you make it. This soup recipe completely adaptable and can be made exactly to suit your taste.
You can substitute galangal with ginger, add peas instead of sweetcorn, add more vegetables like spinach and beans and make this soup.
Lemongrass is widely used as a culinary herb in Asian cuisine and also as a medicinal herb in India. It has a subtle citrus flavor and can be dried and powdered, or used fresh. It is commonly used in teas, soups, and curries.
It is also suitable for use with poultry, fish, beef, and seafood. It is often used as a tea in African countries such as Togo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Latin American countries such as Mexico. Lemongrass oil is used as a pesticide and a preservative.
- Chicken Stock 4 cups (low sodium stock preferred)
- Lemon grass 3-4 stems
- Kaffir lime leaves 4
- Galangal 2" (substitute: Ginger)
- Chicken breast 1 (boiled and cubed)
- Carrot 1 sliced lengthwise
- Sweetcorn 2 Tbsp
- Salt to taste
Boil chicken stock with 1 tsp grated ginger, 2 lemon grass leaves, 4 lime leaves for about 10 minutes. Strain and keep aside
Heat a deep pan and pour the strained chicken stock. Add carrots and allow them to get cooked. As soon as the carrots are cooked, add sweetcorn and galangal (or ginger) juliennes.
Add cooked and cubed chicken. Taste for salt and adjust
Garnish with remaining lemongrass and serve hot.
Serve this comforting Chicken Soup hot before the meals.
Lemon grass picture By Obsidian Soul – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15913253