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I want to make chicken soup.

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VictorianSqualor Tue 12-Aug-08 14:43:26

But I have no leek or celery, what else can I use?

katiepotatie Tue 12-Aug-08 14:44:19

onion or spring onions?

possiblymaybe Tue 12-Aug-08 14:50:52

I never use leek/celery - spoils a taste for me.. just add carrots, parsnip, bay leaf, some pepercorns ... if you have a good quality chicken it will be lovely anyway..

savoycabbage Tue 12-Aug-08 14:54:05

I put butter beans in. Yummy.

funnypeculiar Tue 12-Aug-08 14:55:08

onion, carrots, mushrooms - I bung in whatever's looking slightly tired in the fridge tbh...

ali23 Wed 13-Aug-08 10:32:03

Siunds good, but how do you actually make it, from scratch?
I'm clumsily trying to ask for the full recipe?

VictorianSqualor Wed 13-Aug-08 11:01:58

I made one yesterday, with the carcass of an old chicken (sunday's dinner).

Put the chicken carcass, onions, carrots, (I normally use leeks too) all into a pot and boil it with a little salt, some pepper and bouquet garni.

Keep topping it up and let it boil for about two hours, sieve it and leave to cool, scrape the fat off the top.

Voila.

I like to put the carrots and onions back in once sieved but you don't have to. If it doesn't taste very chickeny then add a chicken stock cube.

halogen Wed 13-Aug-08 11:28:57

I like non-mushed veg in chicken soup. Once you've done your stock and it tastes right, just add finely chopped cubes/strips of potato, carrot, onion, spring onion, any veg you like basically and simmer for a little while until they're done. I agree that beans are lovely in chicken soup, too - a tin of haricots is a really nice addition. I think it looks so pretty with lots of different coloured tiny cubes of veg. You can also use small pasta, pearl barley, lentils or noodles for fillingness (obv pearl barley takes quite a while to cook).

justjules Wed 13-Aug-08 11:32:08

iirc lulumama posted a great recipe for chicken soup,

justjules Wed 13-Aug-08 11:33:52

By lulumama on Fri 24-Nov-06 16:07:41

i do a lovely chicken soup....but takes about 6 hours to make!! do you want the recipe!

tis very simple

after eating the chicken..

cover the carcass with cold water in a big ol' pan..... add some cut up celery , carrots & onion .

Heat gently until simmering...then add some chicken stock & seasoning. Leave bubbling for a couple of hours...skimming any icky bits off the top. THen remove the carcass and add any bits of chicken to the soup . Keep simmering, skimming and tasting..adding more seasoning if neccesary. if you leave the skin on the onion, it makes the colour of the soup a bit darker..

you can reduce it further to intensify the chicken flavour....add thin vermiccelli...

if you have any Jewish delis near you, buy some mandels ( fluffy sort of croutons) or lokshen - thin long soup pasta!

and some matzoh balls ! which i cannot make, but are very simple apparently!

excellent for poorly people!

you can leave the soup in the fridge overnight and then skim the fat off in one go, but i skim as i go !!!

HTH! xx

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