Add to a medium soup pot; broth, chicken, ginger and brown sugar.
To prepare lemon grass, remove all but bottom five inches of stalks. Place eight to 10 outside sheaths into soup pot (it's used like bay leaf). Mince the bottom 2 inches of the tender inside leaves and set aside 2 to 3 tablespoons.
With a potato peeler, peel six strips of rind from one lime and add to broth. (Make sure to use only outer green rind - not any inside white pith, which is bitter-tasting.) Bring broth to a boil and turn down to a simmer. Cover, and cook at an active simmer for 15 minutes.
While chicken is cooking, grate rind (and no pith) of remaining lime to measure 1 teaspoon and set aside. Then juice limes, to measure out 3 tablespoons juice; set aside.
When chicken is cooked through, remove from broth to plate, and shred with two forks. Strain broth of any solids.
Put chicken and any accumulated juices back into seasoned broth. To the pot, add minced lemon grass, grated lime rind and juice, shallots, fish sauce and garlic chili pepper sauce. Bring back to a simmer and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve immediately. Serve small bowls of chopped cilantro and garlic chili pepper sauce on the side for added garnish and spice.
Makes four servings as a starter, two servings as a main course.
Note: You may double the recipe to make 4 main-course servings. If you do, you do not need to buy more lemon grass than for the basic recipe: use some of the upper stalks for seasoning the broth.
View line-by-line Nutrition Insights™: Discover which ingredients contribute the calories/sodium/etc.
|Serving Size: 1 Serving (440g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 6 (9%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0.6g||1 %|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.1g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 1627.7mg||56 %|
|Potassium 267.2mg||7 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 16.5g||5 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.9g||11 %|
|Sugars, other 13.6g|
|Protein 2.8g||4 %|
Powered by: USDA Nutrition Database
Disclaimer: Nutrition facts are derived from linked ingredients (shown at left in colored bullets) and may or may not be complete. Always consult a licensed nutritionist or doctor if you have a nutrition-related medical condition.
Calories per serving: 64
Get detailed nutrition information, including item-by-item nutrition insights, so you can see where the calories, carbs, fat, sodium and more come from.
There are no reviews yet. Be the first!