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Bird's Nest Soup
|Bird's Nest Soup|
6 Tablespoons pre-soaked bird's nest
1 quart chicken stock
3 slices fresh ginger
dash of ground white pepper
1/2 cup boneless chicken breast, minced fine
1 egg white
2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with one tablespoon cold water
2 Tablespoons Yunnan or Smithfield ham, minced
1. Put bird's nest, chicken stock, ginger, white pepper, and the chicken breast in a large bowl and steam over rapidly boiling water for forty-five minutes.
2. Put chicken stock mixture in a three quart pot and add the egg white and the cornstarch mixture and stir well as this is brought to the boil. Add the ham and simmer for five minutes, then serve.