Chicken and lotus seed broth

Chicken and lotus seed broth

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Michael Fountoulakis

This elegant broth is an excellent way to start a more formal banquet. It is often prepared with quail in place of chicken. The lotus seeds sweeten the broth, and the goji berries add a slight tartness.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 free-range chicken breasts, still on the bone
700ml chicken stock
80g dried lotus seeds
6 quail eggs
1 tablespoon goji berries
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 spring onions, sliced

Method

  1. Put the chicken breasts in a saucepan and cover with the stock. Bring to the boil over medium–high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15–20 minutes, or until cooked through.
  2. Meanwhile, put the lotus seeds in a small saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil then simmer for 20 minutes, removing any scum that comes to the surface.
  3. Put the quail eggs into a small saucepan of boiling water and boil for 3 minutes. Remove the eggs and cool under cold running water. Carefully peel the eggs and cut in half. The eggs should still have a soft yolk.
  4. Remove the chicken from the stock and strain the stock into a clean saucepan. Add the lotus seeds and their cooking liquid to the stock, as well as the goji berries, salt and pepper. Return to the boil then simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the bones from the chicken and cut or shred the meat into small pieces. Divide the chicken pieces between small soup bowls. Ladle in the hot broth including the lotus seeds and goji berries. Garnish with the halved quail eggs and spring onion.
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