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Spicy Chicken Meatball Soup

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A wonderful satisfying ‘meal in a bowl’. The meat and stock can be prepared a day or several hours in advance.  And …..no noting more to say today. Just making this dinner and will be enjoying it while watching Wallander. 8.30pm
11.20pm : Hang on a second, Nobel peace prize awarded to the European Union?!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What hell was that about? I thought the madness stopped at Barak Obama, It seems not. EU for what? Is this a joke? Read this: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/10/12/eu-wins-nobel-peace-prize-is-this-joke/

Haryana khap panchayats meet today to push for early marriages for girls to lower the risk of rape?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  What the hell are they talking about? F**** ing A***** oshobhotar ekta limit thake! Dhore dhore thappor deowa dorkar! Which century do we live in? please read http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/haryana-khap-panchayats-meet-today-to-push-for-early-marriages-for-girls-279111?pfrom=home-otherstories for details. And Please protest as loud as possible.

There is not space for silence!
Serves 4

4-spring onion, trimmed

2-3 small hot red chilies, de- seeded

500gm-chicken mince

2-garlic cloves, peeled

2inch-frech root ginger, peeled and cut into small slices

4-stems of lemon grass, chopped roughly

2-tablespoon of coriander leaves

2- Litre chicken stock

6-karrif lime leaves or zest of lemon

2-tablespoon Thai fish sauce

Low fat cooking spray

200gm pak choi

1-red red pepper, de-seeded and sliced

4-tablespoon lemon juice

Salt to taste

Freshly ground black pepper

1.    Put the spring onion, chilies, garlic,  half the ginger and lemongrass  and some salt into a blender

2.    Add most of the coriander and whizz it together 

3.    Add the mixture with the chicken. Add little oil and fold well

4.    Use wet hand and make around 40 meatballs.

5.    You can fry it you like. I have used the oven to grill the meatballs

6.    Grill or fry them until they are brown and well done

7.    You can use the whole lot for the soup or save some in the freezer for later use just as meatball or in the other soups or spaghetti

8.    Put the chicken stock in large saucepan and add the lime leave or the lemon zest.

9.    Add fish sauce and remaining ginger and lemongrass.

10. Simmer for 15 mins and then remove the ginger, lemon leave and lemongrass

11. Add salt

12. Slowly add the grilled meat balls

13. Stir fry the pak choi and red pepper (optional, you can directly use it)

14. To serve, divide the stir-fried vegetable between four large warmed soup bowls and the pour soup and meatballs. Stir a teaspoon of lemon juice into each bowl and garnish with the remaining coriander leaves



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