Asian Chicken Soup


IMG_2459 Finally, the end of winter seems to be near.  Crocus and Daffodils are blooming and the sun is gracing us with its warming presence.  This seemed to be the Winter of lingering, chromic colds, everyone seemed to be suffering this year with the cold that wouldn’t go away.  My response to this was to make a lot of chicken soup.  Luis Meat Market at the Essex Street market is one of my favorite local butchers, they always have first-rate Chivo (goat) and Bo Bo Stock Chickens which sell for about a dollar less than the meatier chickens for roasting.

Making this Asian Chicken soup is simple, to the basic recipe  I add a large chunk of peeled fresh Ginger and about a cup of roughly chopped scallions to the stock pot along with everything else.  I used thick egg noodles and lots of Broccoli to give this ginger infused broth some heft.

Just before serving I add grated fresh ginger, some scallion greens chopped finely, a splash of soy sauce and fresh Cilantro.  Posting this recipes today is my idea of saying a farewell to winter and flu season and hello Spring! IMG_2457

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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