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Bird'S Nest Soup

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Ingredients
  Bird's nest 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), soaked overnight in 1 quart of water, feathers and debris removed
  Chicken 1 1⁄2 Pound (Including Bones)
  Cold water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Salt 4 Teaspoon
  Dry dates 5 (Red Variety)
  Cooked ham 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped fine
Directions

Cook the bird's nest and water slowly for 1 hour in a wok and drain off the water.
Cold water may be added to cool the bird's nest.
Take a small portion of the bird's nest in the hand and squeeze out the excess water; remove and discard the black and brown particles.
Look over the entire quan tity in this manner.
Place the chicken in 6 cups cold water, add the salt, and skim off the substance that rises to the top as the liquid comes to the boiling point.
Cook slowly for 1 1/2 hours.
Add the dates and cleaned bird's nest and continue simmering for 3 to 4 hours.
Remove the chicken, separate the meat from the bones, and chop the meat fine.
Add 1 cup chopped chicken and 1/2 cup chopped ham to the soup.
Mix slightly and serve hot.
This soup is usually served as the first course of a banquet or elaborate dinner.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Servings: 
8

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