Hollandse kippesoep (spiced chicken soup)
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Title: Hollandse kippesoep (spiced chicken soup)
Categories: Soups, Chicken, Canadian
Yield: 8 Servings
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4 lb Chicken, cut in pieces
1 Onion, peeled
4 Cloves, whole
1/2 ts Mace
1/4 ts Pepper
2 Celery stalks, cut in
2 Bay leaves
1 1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Thyme
1/2 ts Rosemary
4 Sprigs parsley
2 lg Carrots, cut in chunks
1/4 lb Vermicelli pasta
Chopped fresh parsley
In the 1600's when Amsterdam was a booming commercial centre, the
Dutch East India Company brought pungent spices, such as nutmeg,
cinnamon and cloves, to Holland. These spices linger on in Dutch
cooking. If mace is not available, nutmeg can be substituted.
In a large pot, place chicken. Pour in enough boiling water to cover;
bring to a boil over high heat. Remove chicken to a clean pot. Stud
onion with cloves and add to chicken along with bay leaves, 1/2 ts
salt, thyme, rosemary, mace, pepper, celery, parsley sprigs and
carrots. Pour in 12 cups cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for 5 hours, or until meat
comes away from the bones. Let cool and skim off fat. Strain through
cheesecloth lined sieve. Remove meat from bones, chop and set aside.
Return chicken stock to a clean pot and bring to a boil. Add
vermicelli. Cook for 5 minutes. Return chicken and remaining salt to
pot. Cook just until heated through. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Garnish with chopped parsley.
From Canadian Living Nov/93
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