2 ginger chicken soup that are warming stew for new mothers.
Ginger is considered a warming food and is good for new mothers who are deemed to be susceptible to cold. Ginger, sesame seed oil & chicken is a common trio in chinese cooking especially for new mothers.
1. Free range chicken stew
This ginger chicken soup is a staple in a new mother's diet in the first month. This first month after birth is also known as the confinement month.
It is a fairly thick soup resembling a chicken stew. People suffering from perpetual cold hands and cold feet can also try this soup to warm up the body.
1/2 free range chicken
20g old ginger
150ml black sesame seed oil
100ml rice wine
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp sugar
Wash and clean the chicken, cut into smaller pieces
Wash and cut the ginger into thin slices
Using a low heat, heat up the sesame seed oil in a wok or a deep frying pan
Add the old ginger slices to the oil and fry lightly
Add the chicken pieces and fry on high heat for about 1 minute to brown chicken
Add the rice wine
When the chicken and wine comes to a boil, add the salt and sugar
Add water if the mixture seems dry
Bring back to a boil, lower hear and simmer for 30 minutes
Remove and serve
2. Sesame seed oil chicken soup
This is one of the best winter tonic. The cold weather increases one's appetite. Winter is the time for tonics that are warming and nourishing.
It is very good for cold hands and cold feet.
2 chicken thighs
600ml soup stock
3 tbsp sesame seed oil
1 bottle cooking wine
1 tsp rock sugar
Cut the chicken thighs into several pieces
Clean the ginger and slice thinly
Heat the sesame seed oil in a wok, lower the heat and fry the ginger slices till golden brown
Add the chicken pieces and fry till it is nearly cooked
Add the cooking wine and stock and bring it to a boil
Lower the heat and simmer the chicken till it is done