Hi! I’m Andrew Hair, the older brother. I just turned 11 years old last week and my Mom asked me to pick a recipe to make for you.
I chose Mom’s Chinese Chicken Soup. Actually, to tell you the truth, it’s Po-Po’s (grandma) Chinese Chicken Soup. I don’t know why my Mom took credit for it. HAHA.
I like this soup because it tastes yummy, it’s clear, there’s no vegetables and it reminds me of Po-Po. The difference between Po-Po’s version and Mom’s version is that Po-Po likes to use chopped, itsy-bitsy green onion to garnish. Mom likes to use cilantro leaves.
I DON’T LIKE CILANTRO.
I repeat, I DON’T LIKE CILANTRO.
So, you might want to use green onions.
The recipe is below! Don’t forget to watch the video that I made too! And don’t use cilantro!
Don’t use liver because it changes the taste of the soup and makes the soup cloudy and gritty. Mom learned this from my Po-Po (grandma). Liver is nasty anyways. Blech.
(Mom wrote this part below)
1) Electronic timer ensures that I don’t overcook, cook delay is convenient
2) Safer than stove-top – lid won’t open unless de-pressurized
3) Frees up stove-top
4) I can set everything up in morning and come home to finished dish that’s ready to eat. I don’t have to babysit the pressure cooker.
5) Keep warm function
6) Release pressure quickly – if you don’t want to wait for the pressure to come down naturally, you can switch the knob to release pressure.
Several years ago, I purchased the Fagor 3-in-1 Multicooker from Amazon. I used it weekly to make soups, roasts and beans. It’s still running strong!
I love this particular model from Fagor because it’s affordable for $99 and it’s multi-functional. Pressure cooker, slow cooker and rice cooker in one. With limited space in my kitchen, I love tools that can do more than one job.
The Fagor 3-in-1 also includes a “BROWN” function which basically is high heat to brown your meats prior to cooking. Previously, I had to brown my meats in a separate pan on the stove, add browned meat into slow cooker. Then wash my pan. Now, all the browning happens in the pot, whether I’m slow cooking or pressure-cooking.
Most of the time, I cook rice in the microwave or in my rice cooker. But the Fagor 3-in-1 includes a function to quickly and accurately cook long grain rice, short grain rice, wild rice, brown rice and risotto in a much shorter time than on the stovetop (or rice cooker).
Two big thumbs up.
Servings: 3 quarts
Prep Time:5 minutes
-Clean the chicken parts, trimming excess fat
-Thinly slice ginger (no need to peel), peel and smash garlic, cut green onion into 3" pieces.
-Place all ingredients into a large pot. Fill pot with water to cover ingredients (~14 cups).
Bring pot to boil, then turn heat to low. Cover pot, leaving a little opening (I use a wooden spoon or spatula to prop up lid). Simmer for 2 hours.
Set slow cooker to low for 6-8 hours or high 4-6 hours.
When the soup is done, skim the top and discard. Use a slotted spoon to remove the chicken parts, ginger, garlic and green onion (discard). Season with salt or fish sauce to taste (start with 1 tablespoon and add more if needed)