Sunday, September 17, 2006
My father makes a chicken broth that he swears has medicinal values. I sometimes doubt him, until I realize that he is the healthiest man I know. Even his physician was impressed by his bloodwork stats. Who am I to argue? However, I altered his recipe and added even more "healing stuff". This is comfort food at its best. It is easy, quick and so comforting. I make it when we are feeling like we are coming down with a cold. I serve it with berry scones or biscuits and jam for a sweet kick.
2 T olive oil
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 chopped onion
1 T grated crystallized ginger
small bunch chopped parsley
4 T lemon juice or 2 packets TrueLemon
28 ounces chicken broth
leftover torn chicken (optional)
sprinkle of red pepper
salt and pepper
1/2 box angel hair pasta, broken
Cook pasta in large pot according to directions.
In another pot add oil to Dutch Oven. Sautee onion till soft, add garlic, red pepper and ginger.
Add chicken broth and heat until simmering. Add parsley and chicken.
Drain pasta and add to soup pot. Season with salt and pepper and serve. Yummy