Just when we thought flu season was over, our entire brood has been fit with sore throats, coughs and fevers. And we are all craving something warm and comforting. So a simple soup, light but full of flavor with fresh ginger and whipped eggs – a perfect comfort soup for sore throats. You can make the chicken stock from scratch, but when you are sick yourself and have to still nourish everyone else, store-bought organic chicken stock will work just fine.
With the eggs, fresh ginger and the chicken stock, this soup is full of good things – DHA Omega 3, antioxidents, folate, protein….
I personally prefer a simple thin Egg Drop soup rather than the thick kind enhanced with corn starch. If you like it better as a thicker soup, you can add ½ tablespoon of corn starch to this recipe (mixed in with 2 tablespoons cold water).
Hopefully we can get over this flu soon and start to enjoy the summer….
Ginger Egg-Drop Soup (Serves 4)
5 Cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon of thinly sliced fresh ginger
1 sprig of scallion
1. In a large pot, combine the ginger, soy sauce and chicken stock and heat until boiling.
2. In bowl, whip together the eggs until frothy.
3. Take a large wooden spoon and swirl the pot. Add the eggs to the pot of stock while whipping constantly in the bowl, letting it drip slowly. It should be light and puffy as it swirls and cooks. Turn off the heat and add the scallions. Serve immediately.