Sunday, January 22, 2012

My soup experiment

Chicken, Wild Mushroom and Lentil Soup

Olive oil
1 red onion, chopped
Handful celery stalks with leaves, chopped
Red pepper, chopped
8 oz. Oyster mushrooms, chopped
8 oz. Shitake mushrooms, chopped
Fresh thyme
Cracked pepper
6 chicken thighs, cubed
12 Cups Water
Chicken base, big spoonful
2 cups lentils
1 bay leaf
1 astragalus root

Swirl olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add onions, celery, pepper, mushrooms, thyme and pepper. Cook until vegetables start to soften. Add chicken. When chicken starts to brown add water, chicken base lentils, bay leaf, and astragalus. Bring to a boil and then to turn down to a simmer. Simmer until lentils are cooked through and flavors marry 1 to 2 hours.

Must say it came out great.  My girlfriend loved it and I liked it enough to capture it on paper.

1 comment:

Walk in the Woods said...

Ooooh … sounds GOOD *and* GOOD for you!

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