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Chinese Soup


Chinese Soup
This delicious soup is a flavoursome mix of herbs, mushrooms, soya noodles and small diced vegetables briefly cooked in vegetable stock.

It takes a while to make and there are lots of ingredients, but the result is worth it.
60,398 24.6/5 for 19 ratings
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Last modified on: April 6th 2017

For 4 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

Time required
PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 7 min.8 min.1 hour 15 min.
Keeping:
A few minutes, once the herbs are added
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 30 min.
Chinese Soup : Photo of step #1
Rehydrate 50 g dried chinese black mushrooms (shiitake).

Prepare1 carrot and dice small, prepare 1 leek and 1 shallot and chop finely.

Stage 2 - 30 min.
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Poach 50 g chicken breast for 5 minutes in 1 litre Vegetable stock, then remove and cut into small pieces.

Drain and chop the mushrooms.

Rinse the herbs, dry them and pick off just the leaves for use.

Dry roast the peanuts briefly in a frying pan.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Pour 3 tablespoons sesame oil into a large saucepan on medium heat.

When hot, add the chopped shallot, salt and pepper, stir well and leave to cook for 1 minute without colouring.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Add the carrots and leeks, mix well and cook for 3 minutes.

Next add the peas...

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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...then the mushrooms and chicken.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Pour in the vegetable stock and bring to the boil.

Cook for a further minute or two, then test the carrots to check if everything is cooked.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Add 50 g fine soya noodles if you like and mix well.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
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At the last minute, add the roughly chopped herbs and dry-roasted peanuts.

Serve without delay...

Remarks

I encourage you to add include some lemon balm with the herbs. This gives the soup a characteristic delicate flavour.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Vegetable stockVegetable stock: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Endive and beer soup, Fisherman's Ragout, Sautéed Green Vegetables, Pea risotto "mantecare", Duo of slow-cooked pork, ... All
PeasPeas: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Rice and peas, Tomato ladybirds, French-style peas, Pea risotto "mantecare", Chicken breasts in a potato crust, ... All
Dried chinese black mushrooms (shiitake)Dried chinese black mushrooms (shiitake): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chicken nems, ... All
Chicken breastChicken breast: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chicken breasts with tarragon, Couscous, Paté en croute (terrine in a pie crust), Chicken nems, Coq au vin, ... All

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