I love when my family enjoys what I cook. Who doesn't?
Soup has been a frequent dish on our table as it is simple, fast and good for everyone. And I don't need to crack my head thinking what to cook for dinner most of the time. Anyhow, married to a Foochow man, I learn to love soups too. Never was a soup person growing up till I met and married my man. *wink*
I experimented with many ingredients, and sometimes I got inspiration from my mum or recipe books etc. And the latest chicken soup I cooked was this simple black chicken with black bean and black dates soup.
This soup is robust with sweetness from the black beans, black dates and wolfberries. And my children love it too. They don't take the black chicken. Next time I will substitute it with kampong chicken.
Black chicken with black beans and black dates soup
1 black chicken, cut into smaller pieces
10 black dates
handful of black beans, soaked and rinsed few times
1 garlic clove
Few slices of ginger
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp. wolfberries
1. Wash all the ingredients properly. Blanch the black chicken before tossing into slow cooker.
2. Add water in the slow cooker and add all the ingredients except wolfberries and salt and pepper.
3. Cook for 2 1/2 hours. Turn off the heat and add in wolfberries, salt and pepper to taste.