Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Weekend Menu #63 : Simple luncheon + Silkie soup recipe

A cooking weekend again! Just so lazy to go out to eat under the warm sun. Wanna peek at what we had? Ta-da!
Stir fried french beans with anchovies, ngoh hiang, black chicken soup and fried egg and luncheon meat

Simple right? With kids at home, I could only cook something simple and require less work. Made and freeze the ngoh hiang a day before. I always clean and store my veggies in container or cling wrap them to preserve freshness. Cook them when you want too.

As for the soup, I just throw the meat into slow cooker and let it slow cooked.

Silkie, or commonly known as black chicken here is the star of the day! It is known for its nutrition value. Better than other coloured chicken. Black chicken has high dietary fiber and contains less fat, is usually cooked with Chinese herbs. It gives black chicken meat leaner in texture but basically taste the same like other chickens.
Everything is black or greyish colour, including the bones!!

I used the Chinese herbs in moderation for this tonic soup. The herbs gave the soup a fragrant and flavourish taste; great for body rejuvenation.

Codonopsis ginseng, Chinese yam,Wolfberries, Polygonatum, Angelica root, Dried dates and Dried Longan

Just blanch the chicken for few minutes then throw the chicken and herbs in boiling water in slow cooker, let it cook for 2 hours. Add salt and white pepper to taste. Turn off the heat and add 1 tbsp shao xing wine and stir before serve.

My tonic soup

12 comments:

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Has been a long long time, since i eat the black chicken...

Princess Ribbon said...

Wah, you call this simple? Got soup somemore.. For me, simple is fried egg and vegetables, maybe steam fish only, kekekeke..

mun said...

Wow! I am super impressed. You are a superb cook. If that meal above is simple when you cook not simple meal then it means a ten course chinese meal?

ChrisAu said...

Wah ...now I miss home cooked food . Been eating out after work.

suituapui said...

Wahhhhhhhh!!!! Black chicken - so nutritious. Got one meat already, still have luncheon meat? I usually stick to one meat, one or more veg...and maybe soup.

Small Kucing said...

Black chicken...very expensive in the market here. Nutritious

Ez Vina said...

I never cook the black chicken before, not sure if my children dare to eat or not.

Hayley said...

The black chicken is very healthy and good for us, especially us ladies!

Your tonic soup looks good, I am going to cook 'ba zhen' soup tomorrow ;)

wenn said...

I haven't cooked black chicken for a long time. Maybe I should get one soon..

Sharon D said...

What a lovely nutritious meal, Rose. Wholesome and good for the stomach ;)

reana claire said...

Rose, ngor hiang is something like lobak? Not bad.. I like the homecooked ones than those sold outside.. normally enough liew one! :) Nice balanced meal there!

Yee Ling said...

I had black chicken soup cooked by my partner when I was sick. He did a twist by 'jellfying' the soup.hahah