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asparagus & sesame chicken soup

Ingredients For asparagus & sesame chicken soup

  • 2 lb
  • 3 Tbsp
    sesame oil
  • 6 slice
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 c
    warm water
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    mushrooms, drained
  • 1
    bunch of fresh asparagus

How To Make asparagus & sesame chicken soup

  • 1
    Preparation: Rinse chicken, remove fat pockets, pat dry, and chop into bite-size pieces.
  • 2
    Wash and cut asparagus into 2\" sections.
  • 3
    NOTE: If tempted to use breast meat without bones, please don\'t; bones add to body and flavor of soup.
  • 4
    Peel and slice ginger root.
  • 5
    Wash and cut asparagus into 2\" sections.
  • 6
    Braising: Heat wok to medium hot then add sesame oil and start braising chicken a few pieces at a time when oil begins to smell.
  • 7
    Sesame oil will burn at lower temperature than other cooking oils, so avoid hot wok.
  • 8
    After browning lightly, return chicken pieces to wok; add ginger slices, sherry and salt.
  • 9
    When sherry boils, add water and sugar.
  • 10
    Turn up heat, bring to boil, then reduce heat to simmer, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • 11
    Add mushrooms and asparagus, simmer for another 15 minutes.
  • 12
    Transfer to covered soup tureen (or put plate on top of soup bowl), place in steamer on low, and hold until ready to serve.

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