This is the soup that I don't cook so often because I can hardly remember to soak the dried fish maw. It's sweet in taste and good for health. Slurp!! we like this.... :)
Fish maw is the dried stomach lining of fish. It contains high nutritional values and it's a good source of collagen, multi-vitamins, multi-minerals and it also helps with blood circulation. I used dried fish maw in cooking soup because I don't like those fried one that sometimes smells weird.
|This is the type that I used, I bought from chinese tonic soup.|
Black chicken, everyone knows it's good for tonic. So I don't need to explain more in my blog here.
I used to stock up dried fish maw in my fridge. Whenever I REMEMBER, I'll soak it in the fridge for at least 2-3 days to softened, then add it to my daily soup. Well, basically any soup with meat/ bones will taste good. Fish maw smells fishy...but there are many ways to get rid of it. I used the simplest way of course! lol... just boil it with a stalk of spring onion and some ginger slices for a minute, no more fishy smell :)
Ingredients: (Yield 2-3 Servings)
1 small Black Chicken (skinless, cut into big chunks)
5 Dried Fish Maw (wash and soak with clean water for at least 2-3 days to softened)
|Dried Fish Maw|
|After 3 days. Do change the water and check on the softness on the 2nd days.|
1 Dried Fig (big one, imported from US)
4 Seedless Red Dates
2 Yu Zhu 玉竹
Handful of Wolfberries
Some Sea Salt to taste
1 Stalk Spring Onion
Some Ginger Slices
1. In a saucepan, add in spring onion, ginger and 2 cups of water, bring to boil.
2. Add in softened fish maw. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Discard everything except fish maw. Set aside.
3. Rinse the chicken with hot boiling water. In a cooking pot, add in chicken, fish maw and (A). Add 2 litre of hot boiling water and bring to boil.
4. Cook with high heat for 30 minutes. Reduce to low heat and cook another 2 hours.
5. Add in wolfberries and salt. Cook another 10minutes. Serve warm.
|Black chicken meat is coarse, so we just drink the soup and discard the chicken.|