This Ginger Wine Soup is strong, nutritious and tastes awesome. I suggest you don’t drink a big bowl in one go. A small Chinese bowl of the soup would do.
Ginger Wine Soup is very popular in my family as we grew up. This is a Chinese health-building soup. It’s either chicken wine soup or pork wine soup. My parents believe that it is very nutritious and very good for health. I still remember my dad would bring a bowl to me every night while I was there at my desk studying. My parents believe that nothing in life matters anymore once you lose your health. So taking care of our health was my parent’s top priority. I’m really thankful to them for doing that because now I know how to take care of my family’s health.
If you love wine and ginger, you will really like this soup. It is strong I must say but is very good. It is very nutritious for the body as my parents say. Cooking ginger wine soup is very easy. And without the alcohol left after boiling, it is very warming and nutritious to the body.There are various types of wine that my parents used…..red wine, white wine, white rice wine and red rice wine. There’s one particular wine that is reputed to be very nutritious for health and that is D.O.M. I’ll share the recipe for the wine soup here using this wine, D.O.M. A lot of women drink this soup after giving birth to help to restore and rejuvenate the body.
Ingredients (for 4 people)
4 whole chicken legs (corn-fed, free range is best)
1/2C dried longan
1/2C ginger juice (from about 150g ginger)
1/4 C wolfberries (gei jee)
You can make the ginger by putting it into the blender together with the wine and blend until fine. Remove and squeeze out the juice. Or an easy way which I always do is to juice it using my most wonderful juicer. It will squeeze out almost all the juice from the ginger. You can add in more ginger juicer if you like but 1/2 cup of the ginger juice is already quite strong for me.
Put everything into a pot and boil on low fire for a couple of hours. That’s it. Enjoy it while still hot. Do not add in any seasonings. Add an extra few spoons of the wine when serving if you like for that extra kick.
Do you take any nutritious soup for health? What type of soup do you cook for health? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
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