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Bird's Nest Soup
|Bird's Nest Soup|
4 ounces bird's nest
1 shiitaki mushroom, soaked and sliced very thin
6 cups very rich chicken stock
1 Tablespoon minced Smithfield ham
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon Shaoxing wine
1/8 teaspoon very finely minced ginger root
2 ounces chicken breast minced fine
1. Wash the bird's nest in many changes of water until all extraneous matter is removed.
2. Bring bird's nest, mushroom, stock, ham, and salt to just below the boil, then simmer until the bird's nest is soft (about half an hour).
3. Add rest of the ingredients and simmer another ten minutes, then serve.