Dilmah Chicken Soup, With Cinnamon, Turmeric, Ginger and Nutmeg

Dilmah Chicken Soup, With Cinnamon, Turmeric, Ginger and Nutmeg
Dilmah Chicken Soup, With Cinnamon, Turmeric, Ginger and Nutmeg

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Peter Kuruvita

  • Sub Category Name
    Soups
  • Recipe Source Name
    Tea infused
  • Festivities Name
    Winter
    Autumn

Ingredients

  • 1 free-range chicken, around 1.25kg, quartered
  • 12 Dilmah Cinnamon, turmeric, ginger and nutmeg tea bags
  • 2 stalks fresh lemon grass, bruised and tied in a knot
  • 6 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt & more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 5 shallots, peeled and halved
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 150 grams vermicelli
  • 1-tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 4 choko peeled and diced.
  • 2 handfuls of chopped greens such as kale, celery leaves, mint, Thai basil and coriander leaves
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced and fried in vegetable oil until brown (optional)
  • Quartered limes
  • Chili paste (sambal) for serving

Methods and Directions

  • Bone out the chicken reserving the bones for stock
  • Place the bones with the lemongrass, lime leaves, salt and enough water to cover them and bring to the boil cook for 30 minutes simmering, skim occasionally to get a clear broth
  • Strain and place back on the stove
  • Gently toast peppercorns, coriander seeds and cumin seeds in a frying pan.
  • Add halved shallots to the broth and tea bags
  • Add chicken breasts and legs to stock. Bring to a simmer and cook 15 minutes. Remove the tea bags.
  • In another 5 minutes remove the chicken from stock and remove the skin of the chicken
  • Cook noodles according to package directions.
  • Turn off heat under soup and stir in lime juice. Taste for salt.
  • To serve, slice the chicken breast, add the cooked noodles and greens, pour stock on top
  • Serve with a lime cheek and sambal at the table.

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