Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
This recipe came from the Oprah site...it's originally designed for Wynonna Judd: Journey to Health. The broth is suppose to have healing properties. It also curbs your appetite.
- 1 piece gingerroot, thumb size, peeled
- 2 large garlic cloves
- 1⁄4 habanero pepper
- 2 limes, juice of, In a separate bowl
- 1 quart chicken stock or 1 quart vegetable broth
Vegetables for garnish
- 1⁄2 seedless cucumber, diced
- 1⁄2 carrot, diced
- 1⁄2 cup jicama, diced
- 1 bunch cilantro leaf, picked and minced
- 1⁄4 red pepper, diced
- 1⁄4 yellow pepper, diced
- 1⁄4 orange bell pepper, diced
- Put garlic, ginger and habanero in a food processor; or blender and grind to a fine puree, adding a few drops of the lime juice to loosen it up a bit.
- Place this in a 1 1/2 or 2 qt sauce pan, over med high heat saute for 10 seconds and remove from heat.
- Pour in the broth, return pan to heat; let it come to a slow simmer. cook for 15 minutes to incorporate all the flavors.
- Divide the garnish vegetables between 4 soup bowls and pour the broth over.
I revised the ingredients to serve 2, so the pepper, garlic and ginger root mixture was so small it didn't even reach the blades of the blender (I don't have a food processor). I had to take the blender apart and scrape that out and mash it up. The flavor of the broth was sooo good and I would have never come up with it own my own. I didn't like the warm cucumbers-something wrong about that. I didn't have a green, red or orange pepper so I substituted celery. Also I used all the garnish vegetables at once and then had leftover broth and no veggies to put with it. My husband likes thicker soups, so he wasn't wild about it but I will definitely make it again - it just feels healthy. Thanks.
This soup seems to have a nice flavor to it. I can't wait to try it tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!
MMMMMM! This made a tasty soup. I was not sure where to add the lime juice as it is not clear in the directions- hint hint - So I added it in at the end for a fresh shot! Loved the crispy veggies for a great crunch factor. The broth was very well seasoned and could stand its own against any homemade broth. The zip of the ginger and habanero was amazing yet not overpowering or too hot. They say that spicy/hot increases metabolism and aids in weight loss/control. Kudos there! Wish I had a pic of this but my camera battery was dead. :( Sorry. I will be making this again and hope to remember to snap a pic! Thanks Katie!