Sumptuous kimchi soup is ideal comfort food during winter
Kimchi is full of nutrients which boost your immune system.
DURING the past week we have seen signs of winter being here finally. This beautiful weather means scrumptious winter warmer meals.
We all love a comforting bowl of slow-roasted beef cheeks with mash, a stew that’s been on the stove for hours or a steamy bowl of noodle soup.
We know everyone is so busy nowadays so here’s a delicious recipe for Korean kimchi soup with noodles. It will delight everyone in your family.
Kimchi is Korean and comprises fermented vegetables, such as wombok cabbage, carrot, ginger and chilli.
Don’t let the word fermented turn you off, kimchi is full of flavour that will surprise you. It is also full of amazingly good nutrients, including probiotics which will be great for your immune system throughout winter.
You can buy kimchi from EAT @ Dan and Steph’s, Hervey Bay, which we create and preserve ourselves. You can also pick up kimchi from whole food/ health food places in your area.
Hope you all enjoy this recipe and don’t be afraid to give preserving or fermenting a go in your kitchen.
It may be a little time consuming but it’s simple and rewarding.
■ 8 cups young (about two weeks old) kimchi
■ 8 cups stock or broth (either meat or vegetable)
■ 6 tablespoons mirin
■ 1 packet of angel hair pasta, cooked until al dente
■ 1 cup of fried shallots
■ 6 eggs, softly boiled
■ 2 chicken breasts
Method Bring a small pot of water to the boil and add eggs. Allow to boil slowly for six minutes then remove and cool slightly under cold running water. Peel while still quite warm. These eggs will be still soft in the middle – carefully slice in half. In a large pot, bring stock to a boil and then to a slow simmer. Place chicken breasts and poach for 8–10 minutes. Remove and allow to rest for five minutes and then slice thinly. Add kimchi to the stock and simmer for 5–6 minutes. Add chicken and eggs to the broth and cook until the meat is warmed through. Add mirin. Taste the soup and adjust as needed. When you’ve achieved the proper balance, cook angel hair pasta as per directions. This will only take two minutes in a large pot of boiling water, then allow to drain. Once the angel hair is cooked, portion pasta and soup into bowls. Each should have a good serving of pasta, soup, chicken and half or a whole egg. Top each bowl with fried shallots and serve immediately.