Tuesday, April 8, 2008

ABC Soup


Oh dear, it must be the time of the year again when the flu bugs starts biting. I was away for the weekend and yesterday for the Qing Beng and when I came back, I found that some of my friends (and blogger mates) are down with the coughs and the flu. Must blame it all on the weather. My mum too was having a very bad throat over the weekend, with fever too. This is a time when the best remedy is rest and lots of fluids, no fried foods and no spicy foods too. Soup is a very good source of nutrients and easy to take in too. Over the weekend, I managed to boil 2 types of soup. The fist one that I did was a very simple soup which my mum calls it the ABC soup. It is actually a chicken soup (broth) with carrots, tomatoes, onions and potatoes. She calls it the ABC soup as it is supposed to have vitamins A, B and C in this soup or actually she meant that this soup is as easy to cook as ABC... :D

Yup, this soup is exceptionally simple to make and it is actually considered a clear soup. Sometimes, you can also add peppercorns to it but not if you are having a sore throat.

Ingredients

3 pieces of chicken drumsticks (thigh)
2 potatoes
2 tomatoes
2 carrots
1 big onion
salt to taste

Method
  1. Put 3000ml of water into a pot to boil
  2. When the water is boiling, add in the chicken, onion and potatoes. Boil for 10 minutes in high heat.
  3. Add in some slightly crushed pepper corns (optional)
  4. Turn the heat down and add in the carrots and tomatoes.
  5. Leave it to boil at this heat for about an hour.
  6. Add some salt and a little pepper to taste before serving.

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8 comments:

babe_kl said...

mmm ABC soup is an all time favourite! next time try adding corn (on the cob kind) and fresh beetroot. makes the soup sweeter.

YozoraNiteSky said...

what is fresh beetroot? are they the red ones like those we ate during our Heart Foundation Diet ah?

twosuperheroes said...

wah..ABC soup. Just dump everything inside and kau tim! Haha.. :p

Y, looks very delicious ohh. *wink*

YozoraNiteSky said...

haha.. ya..as easy as ABC...you should make and drink this soup to make your body recover totally ...the world needs the superheroes..I need the superheroes... for all their foodie recommendations :)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

these are all the ingredients i love...a very comforting soup ^_^

YozoraNiteSky said...

yes rita dearie...& thanks for the recipe on the fish fillets.. they have been sitting in my fridge for the longest time.. hugs!!

Edamame said...

All dishes look very delicious. I challenge it this time, too.I am interested in the food culture of your country very much. Please come to my site to play once if you like. From Japan.

   http://food-soybean.blogspot.com/

YozoraNiteSky said...

hello edamame. thank you for dropping in and i also noticed that you linked me. I have linked you back. i am so glad you had the translator on your blog which enabled me to read your posts in english. have a good weekend Edamame :)