...its been one of those weeks again. the kind of week where all you want to do it collapse in a heap when you get home.
today is my last day of work before a weeks holiday and i decided it was time to take action and have something warm and comforting as well as tasty and delicious.
luckily Ching He Huang took the effort out of it and posted a yummy recipe which was really quick and really tasty.
you will need:
1 litre of simmering water
2 fresh corn kernels (or if tired like me, a can)
1 table spoon of vegetable bouillon
250g fresh crab meat (or canned..)
2 table spoons of light soy sauce
a pinch of ground white pepper
toasted sesame oil
1 table spoon of cornflour + 2 table spoons of cold water
firstly bring the water to simmering point, to me this seemed like a really alien way of starting a soup but trust me its awesome!
whilst the water is heating up cut each tomato in to 6 pieces.
once the water is simmering away, add the tomato...
if you have had a long week forget the fresh kernels of corn and go for a can! crack it open and drain the liquid..
add the corn and allow it to simmer away for 3 minutes to allow everything to soften up.
in the mean time prepare the spring onion, chopping them into small rounds. this will be used as a garnish.
after 3 minutes add the vegetable bouillon and give everything a good stir...
again if feeling lazy crack open the cans of crab meat and give them a quick fork, i found that the meat was very compact in the can so it needed to be broken up slightly...
add the crab to the soup and give it a good stir, from this point onwards everything moves quite quickly as the crab is already cooked so its just a case of heating through...
add the white pepper and light soy sauce and stir once again..
to thicken the soup you need to create a cornflour paste, mix one table spoon of cornflour with 2 tablespoons of COLD water.
whilst mixing the soup pour this mixture in, you should notice that the soup thickens almost immediately...
crack the eggs into a jug and whisk until combined...
with a fork stir the soup and gently pour in the egg mixture. you will notice that as the egg hits the soup mixture it begins to cook, forming a web like structure.
finally add the spring onions and a splash of sesame oil, grab a bowl and enjoy!
the soup takes minutes to prepare and it so delicious. once served you could even sprinkle on some toasted sesame seeds if you liked.
i would recommend this to anyone feeling a little under the weather or in need of a food hug.
give it ago, you will love it!