Friday, 2 December 2011

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Chinese Fish Rice Noodle Soup by Double-Boiling Method

Idea from Karen Lim
Serves 2

Preparation & Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
- Rice noodles, mushrooms, broccoli, carots, etc.
- Salmon fish cut into slices
- Salt & pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Put all ingredients in the double boiler or a large bowl covered with a plate.

2. Place a metal stand into the bottom of another large pot and fill it with 2 - 3 inches of water. Turn on high heat for the water to boil.

3. When the water boils, place the double boiler or large covered bowl into the large pot. The double boiler or covered bowl should sit on the metal stand and be partially submerged in the water (2 cm up the double boiler or bowl).

4. Turn down the heat to medium low and double boil the soup for 15 - 20 minutes.

Warning:
You can't leave the cooking unattended as if the water in the large pot evaporates, the food in the double boiler will not cook well. If you want the convenience of not worrying about water evaporating in the large pot, put the double boiler in a slow cooker instead of a large pot, and cook overnight.

Additional Information:
Most Chinese double boiling soups take long hours, however, this is a quick and easy double-boiling recipe for the modern working woman, thanks to my friend Karen Lim who gave me this idea.

If you have bigger family, and would like to make bigger portion in one cooking, you can use a Bain Marie to cook a whole pot of soup using the double boil method, and it would still give you similar results :-). Below is a good Bain Marie double boiler from Amazon:


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