Healing Chinese Herbal Soup
Healing Chinese Herbal Soup
Traditional Chinese Name:
北芪黨參消腫養陰湯 (běi qí dǎngshēn xiāo zhǒng yǎng yīn tāng)
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I call this my Healing Chinese Herbal soup and want give a shout out to Tash from SouperWell for this partnership! Hi Tash!
Cook time: 3 hours
Total time: 3 hours and 20 mins
Serves: 4 bowls
- 1 fresh black silkie chicken, quartered
- 2-3 fresh lotus root sections, sliced
- 3 pieces of dried astragulus root
- 3 whole dried red dates, pitted
- 3 whole dried blue or black dates
- 5 pieces of dried Chinese yam
- 1 tablespoon of dried euryale or fox nut seeds
- 1 piece of dried tangerine peel
- 10 pieces of dried longans
- 4-5 pieces of dang quai
- 2 L of water (I usually use 3 L for a pot of family soup, but because I want it a little more condensed, I opted for 2 L)
- You can pre-soak your tangerine peel (to soften) and dried Chinese yam (to wash off any sulphur usually used in the drying process)
- Prepare the protein by quartering your chicken
- Prepare 2 pots, one is the soup pot (add your 2 L of water) and one pot is for blanching the chicken
- Once your blanching pot boils, drop in your chicken and boil on high for 5-7 minutes, allowing the foam, fat, and bones come to the surface
- You can turn off your blanching heat and once your soup water boils, transfer the blanched chicken over and let that boil on high
- Add in your sliced lotus root and dried ingredients
- Cover and boil on high for 30 minutes
- Reduce to a low boil for another 3 hours
- Salt as needed
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To answer your questions on what equipment I'm using, I've built a section here where you can find and explore what I'm using to make soups. Ingredients are a little harder, but I will do my best as I source them around. However, you can always message me on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, or Facebook, and I will reply and try to point you in some direction!
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I use these types of stove top safe tea pots to make most of my herbal teas!