• Soup on Sunday: Aromatic Herb Stock

    by  • 9 Jan ’11 • soup • 11 Comments

    2 stalk lemon grass, bruised*
    7 cups of vegetable stock
    1/2 cup sliced cilantro leaves
    2 whole jalapenos, bruised*
    1/2 tsp grated lime zest
    1 piece fresh ginger (2.5cm), peeled and sliced
    1 lime juice to taste
    3 tbsp fish sauce
    1 1/2 tbsp salt
    1 pepper to taste
    3 oz snow peas
    1 scallion
    2 tbsp cilantro leaves

    Cut lemon grass in 2-inch pieces; bruise lightly. Combine with stock, cilantro, jalapenos, lime zest and ginger in saucepan. Simmer and covered for 15 minutes (halfway through, taste and remove hot pepper, if desired, or leave in longer for more heat).

    Strain and add lime juice, fish sauce, salt and pepper. Cut snow peas in thin diagonal strips and thinly slice the scallion. Bring broth to a boil: stir in snow peas and boil until just tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in scallion and cilantro. Serve at once.

    4 servings

    * Lemongrass and jalapenos can be bruised with a mortar and pestle

    11 Responses to Soup on Sunday: Aromatic Herb Stock

    1. Houses Gardens People
      9 Jan ’11 at 2:31 pm

      I woke up this morning in Dallas to icy rain, and this soup sounds fabulous. If only I could get to the grocery to buy the ingredients (you know how we are in Texas when it ices). The flavors in this soup sound spectacular, and I can't wait to give it a try this winter. Thanks for posting it!

    2. Splendid Sass
      9 Jan ’11 at 5:49 pm

      I will certainly have to try this! It is below 20 here, so soup broth will be the perfect start.
      Have a nice weekend.

    3. Karena
      9 Jan ’11 at 9:01 pm

      Mmmmm Ronda sounds great! Cold and snowy here!!

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    4. La Petite Gallery
      9 Jan ’11 at 9:54 pm

      It's in the 20's here in Maine, and that soup sounds sooo good. I am making haddock chowder, have a new recipe from friend. Yours is next.

    5. tales from an oc cottage
      10 Jan ’11 at 2:25 am

      Sounds amazing!!!

      m ^..^

    6. Design Elements
      10 Jan ’11 at 2:34 pm

      Ronda, sounds great!

    7. Laura Casey Interiors
      10 Jan ’11 at 3:42 pm

      This sounds fantastic! Perfect for a snow day like the one we're having here today.

    8. The enchanted home
      10 Jan ’11 at 11:56 pm

      This sounds amazing, just printed it out and will follow up..sounds delicious though.
      This is such a lovely blog, please check mine out if you have a spare minute, am new to blogworld but loving every minute!


    9. Slim Paley
      12 Jan ’11 at 6:17 am

      I'm trying this recipe- It sounds like it would be so soothing in the winter, especially if one was sick. Or just feeling sorry for one's little self.


    10. Ria
      11 Feb ’11 at 12:40 am

      I discovered your blog site on google and check a few of your early posts. Continue to keep up the very good operate. I just additional up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Seeking forward to reading more from you later on!…

    11. 14 Mar ’11 at 10:58 pm

      I made this herb stock and added Chinese cabbage and sliced mushrooms and shrimp! It was perfect. Thanks for this wonderful recipe!!

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