Chicken, Lemongrass and Coconut Soup

3 Jul

I love using my doTERRA essential oils in cooking and when I saw their recipe for Lemongrass and Coconut Soup I thought I would give it a go. I added chicken and converted the recipe for the Thermomix but you can of course cook this in a saucepan. If you don’t have lemongrass essential oil, you could pop in some fresh lemongrass instead.

You will need:

1 x chicken breast cut into thin strips

2 x small carrots sliced – julienne strips

6 x asparagus spears cut into 2cm pieces

6 x brocoli florets broken into small pieces

8 x snow peas sliced into small pieces

6 x shitake mushrooms soaked

2 x lime leaves sliced

small piece of ginger sliced

150g coconut milk

240g vegetable stock (use 1/2 teaspoon of TM Vegetable Stock Concentrate and leftover water from blanching vegetables)

1/2 drop doTERRA lemongrass essential oil

Juice of 1 x lime

1 x spring onion chopped finely

corriander sprigs to garnish

Freshly ground pepper

Method

Place 1.5 litres of water into TM bowl and bring to boil on aroma temperature, speed 1. Once water is boiling place broccoli, asparagus, carrots and snow peas into TM basket, insert into place and blanch for 1 min, varoma, speed 4. Remove and refresh under cold water. Pour out water and reserve 240 g of water used to blanch the vegetables for your stock.

Add coconut milk, vegetable water, TM stock concentrate, chicken strips, lime leaves and ginger into TM bowl and cook for 5 mins, 100 degrees, reverse, soft spoon or until gently boiling. Remove lime leaves and ginger and add in blanched vegetables, mushrooms, lime juice, pepper and lemongrass essential oil and cook for 1 min, 80 degrees, reverse, soft spoon.

Serve soup with sliced spring onion and coriander.

Enjoy!

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