Monday, 9 May 2016

MY BEST EVER CHINESE GINSENG CHICKEN SOUP OR SAMGYETANG! 蔘鷄湯 - SO GOOD YOU WILL GO MAKE YOURSELF ANOTHER POT!


The BEST Chinese soup EVER!! - VERY delicious! - Non rich and what you 
would call good old fashioned home style comfort food at it's VERY best! - I  
think the queen will ask for another 2 more bowls of this! Plain - yet so 
simple and tasty you'll keep coming back for more! Lovely ginger infused 
chicken soup to warm your soul especially for those cold wintry months!
GMO free - Anti-cancer - Powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant - 
Anti candida - Diabetic friendly and a cure-all soup originating in Korea.
Total weight of Soup: 3,395 g - Total Calories of Soup: 2,770
4 - 6 Servings at 849 g serving: 693 calories OR 566 g serving: 462 calories
BEFORE YOU BEGIN - IMPORTANT!!
You may use 900 - 1 kg chicken
You may replace 2 chicken thighs with skinless to reduce fat
Do NOT exceed sugar! It will spoil soup - only there to balance your flavours.
Sugar may be replaced with a chinese jubube or a very large date
Skin may be left on ginger for added fiber - Something I always do
To speed things up place roughly chopped ginger, onions (excluding green 
onion), whole chili and garlic cloves into food processor with metal blade on 
and pulse until finely pureed - using your water to swish every bit of it out 
into soup. Allow for a long slow simmer to extract the stock from bones for a 
lot of the flavour is in the bones which you may remove later.
DO NOT ALLOW ANY LEMON PIPS TO GET INTO SOUP THEY WILL 
TURN IT BITTER!
If you want to lower cholesterol scoop off the fats to use as chicken schmaltz 
in other recipes.

Warning! - To those on heart medications! Ginger does interact with some 
medications, including the anticoagulant drug warfarin and the 
cardiovascular drug, nifedipine. See "Composition and safety" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginge...

Ingredients:

1 kg chicken thighs (5 chicken thighs) or 1 very small chicken 900 g - 1 kg
100 g ginger, freshly grated
1 jalapeno or chili
8 garlic cloves, fresh
1 medium onion
2 spring onions, greens reserved
110 g rice (a heaped 125 ml cup measure) I just use ordinary rice
15 ml salt or to taste
5 ml white pepper, to taste (or freshly ground black pepper)
2 tsp sugar
1 lemon, medium (freshly juiced) or to taste - Lime will be very good too!
2 liters water - just enough to cover chicken at beginning.

Method:
To a food processor with metal blade on add whole jalapeno, garlic cloves and roughly chopped ginger and onion. Pulse until finely chopped or pureed.

To a wok or pot add all the ingredients together with
a tablespoon salt, excluding sugar and green onions.
Measure 2 liters of water and using part of it to swish out food processor bowl
adding it to pot with just enough water to cover chicken.
Boil for about 20 minutes and then lower the heat to simmer - This will 
soften the chicken bones releasing their stock.
When bones begin to soften releasing their flavours and meat is falling off 
bone - You may now adjust the rest of your seasoning to taste.
Add finely chopped green onions. - Serve and enjoy and then go make 
yourself another pot! ;)





Medicinal Benefits of ginger:
Aids digestion.
Relieves nausea and vomiting in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, 
as well as after surgery and morning sickness.
Helps with diarrhea and stomach cramps.
Lowers blood sugar in patients with diabetes.
Ginger extract has been studied as an alternative treatment for several forms 
of cancer.
An increase in memory has been noted in older women and decrease in 
appetite has been noted with ginger intake which can boost weight loss https://examine.com/supplements/gin...
Has anti-inflammatory effects which can reduce muscle pain after intense 
physical activity. The anticancer potential of ginger is well documented and 
its functional ingredients like gingerols, shogaol, and paradols are the 
valuable ingredients which aids in prevention of various cancers, 
angiogenesis and metastasis, induction of apoptosis, and inhibition of 
cell-cycle progression. It improves cardiovascular disorders, diabetes  
mellitus and gastrointestinal health. See Conclusions http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/art...
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