Hello! Ellie here.
Last night I cooked for the two of us – something that doesn’t happen too often! Whenever I do cook for us, I like to try out a recipe I’ve never done before, and something that challenges my skills a little bit. As I’m job searching at the moment, I have more time on my hands than I’m used to, and shopping and cooking is a nice way to spend some time away from job applications.
Not going to lie, I was pretty impressed with how this turned out! I usually stress over timings and getting things to come together at the same time, and this was no exception, but I think with practise it should become easier.
I fried garlic and fresh ginger, then covered with soy sauce and chicken broth to make the base of the soup. I fried two chicken breasts to brown both sides then covered with salt and pepper and cooked in the oven for 15 mins. Whilst that was cooking, I soft-boiled three eggs so the yolks were just a tiny bit runny. At this point I threw into the broth whatever veg I had in the fridge, which turned out to be sugar snaps and peppers, but I’m sure any veg would work in this! The broth was bubbling away, so I added dried egg noodles and started peeling the eggs. Then it was just a case of putting it together; broth with noodles, topped with sliced chicken breast, egg halves and spring onions to garnish.
I have a really nice set of dishes to serve this with – my Auntie bought me a bowl/rice spoon/soy sauce dish set for my birthday and it is just perfect for this!
We loved it, Augustinas ate all of his and some of mine as well. It’s pretty filling and I think the amount I made was probably enough for 4 rather than 2 people!
Maybe I’ll put my new-found free time to good use and try more dishes out this week.
Until next time,