Soup Name: Chinese Yam with Apples and Corn in Chicken Broth (with Ginger)
Traditional Chinese Name: 蘋果玉米淮山雞湯 (píng guǒ yù mǐ huái shān jī tāng)
A simple, clean chicken broth with just a hint of sweetness and a tang of spice (from the ginger). Depending on who your consumer is, add less or more ginger. For confinement, don’t be scared to throw it all in! This soup is easy to make, it’s got basic neutral ingredients and is great for the whole family!
What Ingredients are required?
1 fresh whole chicken, quartered
4-5 whole apples, cored and quartered
2 fresh corn, quartered
2 fresh pieces of Chinese Yam about 1 foot in length, peeling is optional, quartered
150 g of sliced fresh ginger (for confinement purposes)
2 L of water
salt to taste
How do I prepare it?
- Clean, prepare and blanch chicken in a pot of boiling water for 5 minutes
- Set aside to cool
- Wash, prepare apples, corn and Chinese Yam
- Slice ginger thinly
- Boil your soup water, when it boils, add all the ingredients together
- Boil on high for about 30 minutes and reduce to a simmer for 1 hour
- Serve and enjoy!
- With ginger, it’s a slightly warm soup, but without it, it’s neutral
- Pregnancy, confinement and child friendly
- Sweet and fresh to the taste
- Excellent source of Vitamins and hearty to eat
- For children, go easy on the ginger because that can really spice up the soup!
- Be sure to clean, peel Chinese Yam with gloves as the outer skin of the Chinese Yam can make your fingers itchy (if you opt to peel the skin)
can i use dried huai shan instead of fresh ones?
Dear Nicole, absolutely – although it won’t be as milky or sweet. Be sure to rinse the dried huai shan with warm water because they usually use Sulphur to process it. An ideal substitute, especially when fresh ones aren’t so readily available. Lisa