Yen Can Cook ~ Shallot Chicken Soup
How’s your Chinese New Year preparation? Actually I have been doing my spring cleaning since 3 weeks ago till date. It’s almost 90% done and the last chore to be completed is cleaning my fridge , before I can officially make my “Sou Gong” announcement.
When I was tidying my pantry the other day, I found that I accidentally bought two bag of shallots (those in mesh bag) and I decided to boil this easy shallot soup which I learnt from my mom. The ingredients needed are simple, just shallots and meat (pork or chicken) but since I had some fresh Chinese mushrooms, I add them too.
Ingredients (serve: 3 – 4)
1 Kampung Chicken (free range chicken), about 700-800g, cut into chunks.
300g red shallots
6-8 Chinese Mushrooms (optional)
Salt to taste
Step 1: Peel the skin of the shallots and leave them whole without cutting.
Step 2: Bring a pot of water to boil, add in a few ginger slices and 1 tablespoon of cooking wine, blanch the chicken to remove blood and impurities. Remove, drain and set aside.
Step 3:Put all the ingredients into a pot and add in water until enough to immerse all the ingredients. Bring to boil and lower the heat and let the soup simmer for 2-3 hours.
Happy Cooking and my blog will be closed in conjunction of celebration of Chinese New Year. So I’ll see you again next year (Lunar Calender Year I mean :P)!