Saturday, October 9, 2010

Clear Asian Soup Base

This is a simple clear soup base that is quick and easy to make and so versatile. Make it as spicy as you like, add noodles, dumplings, mushrooms, vegetables, prawns, or anything else you can think of.

Clear Asian Soup Base
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 chilli, finely sliced
1 tsp crushed or finely grated ginger
Lemongrass stalk, finely sliced
1L salt reduced chicken stock
1 lime, juiced
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp palm sugar or firmly packed brown sugar
Fresh coriander

  1. In a large pot, gently fry chilli, garlic, and ginger in sesame oil

  2. Pour in chicken stock and all remaining ingredients, except coriander

  3. After adding in any extra ingredients (noodles, meats, etc), sprinkle with fresh coriander and serve.

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