now that christmas is over it's defo time for some cleansing food. luckily before raf daddy went to ghana he taught me how to make a cleansing chicken noodle soup with lots of aromatics. it's totally addictive, added to which, most of the ingredients can be frozen, which really cuts down on wastage. it's got galangal (thai ginger), holy basil, mint, birds eye chillies, enoki mushrooms, lime leaves (really key), little pink shallots, vermicelli noodles and poached chicken. tuck in!
all you do is poach some chicken pieces in water with a handful of the herbs, 4 or so shallots, ginger and chillies. when it's cooked through, remove all the floaters and the chicken leaving just the stock. now shred the chicken into strands and return to the stock. add another batch of the herbs, shredded, ginger, chillies and shallots (these 3 diced or sliced into small batons) and also mushrooms. bring the broth back to the boil and add some vermicelli noodles. simmer adding a little fish sauce, until the noodles are moistly cooked and ready to roll. salt.
health and happiness xxx