Le 26/02/2021. If you work remotely – either because of the COVID-19 pandemic or because that is the nature of your...
There are many studies that have demonstrated that chicken soup helps people who have a cold. No one can say exactly why this is true, but there are many ideas. One idea is that hot liquids are good for people who are sick. Another theory is that there are certain enzymes in chicken soup that help relieve the symptoms of the cold. In any case, it can’t hurt to try it. Here is a very simple recipe that starts with making chicken stock – something I recommend to always keep on hand in the freezer for soup and many, many other uses.
Put in a large stockpot:
Cover the ingredients with water. Put the pot on smallest burner on the lowest heat. The stock should simmer for several hours, but never boil (the impurities in the chicken bones will make the broth cloudy). After several hours, strain the stock into a clean pot. Boil it for 5-10 minutes. Discard the vegetables. Harvest the meat from the chicken and set aside.
You can continue right away or freeze the stock for later. To make the soup, chop 5-6 stalks of celery and peel and chop 5-6 medium-sized carrots. Add them to the pot of stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the vegetables are soft. You can serve this with noodles or rice, just cook them separately so they don’t get mushy. To serve, put some chicken in the bottom of a bowl, add noodles or rice and then ladle the broth and vegetables over the top. You may want to add salt. Be sure to drink all the broth to get the most out of your chicken soup. Feel better now?
to relieve = soulager
it can’t hurt to try = ça ne coûte rien d'essayer
chicken stock = bouillon de volaille
on hand = (ici) disponible
many uses = multi-usage
stockpot = une marmite
bunch = un pied (de celeri)
stalk = une tige de celeri
papery = fin comme du papier (ici les oignons)
broth = bouillon
head = un bulbe entier
roast = faire rôtir
more flavor = encore plus de goût
coarsely chopped = grossièrement haché
burner = un feu
lowest heat = à petit feu
to simmer = mijoter
to boil = bouillir
bones = des os
cloudy = (ici) trouble
several = plusieurs
strain = (ici) filtrer
to discard = jeter
to harvest = (ici) enlever
to set aside = reserver
to ladle = servir avec une louche
to get the most out of = tirer le meilleur de [qqch]