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Double boiled chicken and scallop soup


This double boiled free-range chicken soup is just what we need in this hot and humid weather.  Free-range chicken or 'kampung chicken' are much sought after as a healthier option to farm chicken.   They are gaining popularity among consumers as they are fed on natural vegetation and not administered any form of hormone injection.  As such, their meat is more lean in texture and tastes better.  Also free-range chicken has less fat, hence it's very suitable for soups, porridge, curry, etc.




A very refreshing and nutritious soup to go with rice, rice vermicelli or even noodles.

Recipe for Doube boiled chicken and scallop soup

Ingredients
  • 450 gm free-range chicken cut into fairly big pieces
  • 380 gm Chinese cabbage, washed and cut
  • 40 gm dried scallops, about 6 pieces
  • 4 cups water
  • Salt to taste
Preparation
  1. Put 4 cups of hot water into the pot of the double boiler.
  2. Add in the chicken pieces and scallops.
  3. Steam for about 2.1/2 hours, checking in the water level of the double boiler now and again.
  4. Add in the vegetables after that, steam for another 10 mins.
  5. Add salt to taste.
  6. Ladle into bowls.
  7. Serve with rice or rice vermicelli, noodles, etc.

Comments

  1. That's a healthy and expensive soup. I can't even find the dry scallops here. The fresh ones are also very expensive.

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  2. Wow, 好好喝的湯! I'll have this with rice and salted fish.

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  3. With all these ingredients, I can imagine the soup must be very sweet and yummy!

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  4. I know this soup is very very delicious. Other than good quality free range chicken you have got, there are also Chinese cabbage and dried scallops which will make the soup exceptionally tasty. 鲜!

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  5. Such a "ching" looking soup, I must really invest on a double boiler!

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  6. Cheah, this is a tasty and nutritious soup. Thanks for the recipe.

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  8. Mary
    It's not very expensive, once in a while it's ok. Rarely can find fresh scallops here.

    Kristy
    Yes, if I'm lazy to cook will make this soup and cook some bihun to go with it.

    Sonia
    Yes, it' very 'ching tim'.

    tigerfish
    Yes, it's very refreshing.

    3 hungry tummies
    I like clear soup. If you don't have a double boiler, you can use a slow cooker.

    Elin
    Thanks, will check it out.

    Anncoo
    Happy Easter to you too. Thanks, will check it out.

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  9. That is super soup using dried scallops. Going to try and get some to make soup too.

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  10. Yes, it's very 'ching' and refreshing. Add in some noodles/bihun and it's a meal!

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