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Birds Nest Soup

Russ Myers


The original Chinese recipe calls for an actual birds nest, however, I think you may enjoy this better knowing there is no actual birds nest in this recipe.

Edible birds' nests are believed to contain high nutritional benefits and often categorized as a traditional Chinese medicine. When dissolved in water, the birds' nests form a gelatinous texture used for soup. The nest contains high levels of protein, calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium.

Supposedly the bird's nest also has a reputation of being an aphrodisiac! Ooooh la la!

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4 Servings
10 Min
15 Min
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2 Tbsp
granulated gelatin
4 c
chicken broth
egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp
lemon juice
1/2 c
fine noodles
salt and pepper (to taste)

How to Make Birds Nest Soup


  • 1Soften gelatin in one-fourth cup cold water, dissolve in hot broth
  • 2Place in a double boiler, add noodles and seasonings and cook until noodles are done
  • 3Add egg and lemon juice just before serving

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About Birds Nest Soup

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups, Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Chinese
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy, Heirloom

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