Monday, April 20, 2009

Watercress Chicken Soup

Accordingly to Wikipedia:Watercresses are fast-growing, aquatic or semi-aquatic, perennial plants native from Europe to central Asia, and one of the oldest known leaf vegetables consumed by human beings .Watercress contains significant amounts of iron, calcium and folic acid, in addition to vitamins A and C.Many benefits from eating watercress are claimed, such as that it acts as a stimulant, a source of phytochemicals and antioxidants, a diuretic, an expectorant, and a digestive aid. It also appears to have cancer-suppressing properties. It is widely believed to help defend against lung cancer.
Recently I bought 2 bundles of watercress from Asian market when visited NYC. Usually I will stir-fry or make soup with it.I remember when I was young my grandmother always make watercress soup for us.There is no hard rules to make this soup.I used split chicken breast and some herbs with watercress to make this healthy and delicious soup. Ingredients:

2 bundles watercress (soaked and wash)

1/2 cup red pitted dates(soaked and wash)

50 gm or 1/4 cup gojiberries (wash)

2 pieces chicken split (chicken breast with bone)

4 liter water

salt to taste







Method:

1:Make sure to wash watercress thoroughly.Prepare water in medium soup pot at high heat.When water rolling boil,add in split chicken breast,pitted red dates and watercress.

2:When the combine ingredients and soup rolling boil again ,add in gojiberries and reduce heat to medium.Let's it simmer with cover on for another 45 minutes to 1 hour or longer.

3:Add salt to your taste,leave uncover and let's boil for another 10-15 minutes before remove from heat.

4:Serve warm.





8 comments :

Sweetiepie said...

i love watercres soup but i never put the gojiberies.Hmm will try to put it next time i make this soup.

My Asian Kitchen said...

sweetiepie:
gojiberries make this soup taste sweeter..you might like it,try and see:P

felicity Mg said...

thanx for da recipe dear. i luv watercress but i didnt know we cook it 4 soup. gonna try it 2nite

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