Jamie Oliver’s Feel Good Broth

I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather with the season’s changing. So I was looking to make a broth to make me feel better. Luckily I came across this great recipe by Jamie Oliver. His mum used to make it for him when he was feeling unwell. He said it made him feel like a million dollars afterwards. I hope so. It’s also a very simple soup to make. So here goes..Ingredients:

  • • 1 x 1.5kg free-range organic chicken
  • • 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • • 2 sticks of celery, roughly chopped
  • • 1 rasher of smoked bacon, preferably free-range or organic
  • • 2/3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • • a handful of shitake mushrooms( this can be replaced with cauliflower florets/julienne vegetables)
  • optional: a splash of sherry or port
  • • sea salt
  • • extra virgin olive oil

Put your chicken, carrot, celery and bacon in a large saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down and simmer slowly for an hour and a quarter, skimming the white residue off the top every now and again. Add your rosemary sprigs, shitake mushrooms and sherry (if you are using it) for the last 10 minutes, then remove the chicken from the pan. It should be perfectly cooked, and will be great for salads or sandwiches or for tearing into slivers to put into the soup. Season the soup with salt and ladle it through a sieve into bowls, trying not to disrupt it too much as you want to keep it reasonably clear. Add the chicken slivers and a few mushrooms to each bowl and drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil. The finished thing should be a kinda clear consommé. You can also add a few sprigs of Rosemary for the last 10 minutes. Enjoy.

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