Make sure you document this one. That's what my husband told me after trying my soup. He had been feeling a bit under the weather and wanted soup. You want soup? You got soup! It's got ginger, garlic, greens, lemon, just stuff, a whole lotta anti cold stuff.
Among that stuff is kalamungay, also known as moringa. It's an awesome powerhouse green that's usually featured in recipes like Chicken Papaya. Siah's walking around now saying he nipped his cold in the butt. Was it the GSE, the vitamin C packets, propolis, or this soup? I can't be sure but I can tell you that if the soup doesn't work at least you have something warm and yummy to help you feel better and come back strong.
Green Soup Recipe
- 1/2 pound kalamungay, leaves removed and stems discarded
- 1/2 pound arugala
- 16.9 oz chicken stock
- 16.9 oz water
- 1/2 can coconut milk
- 1/2 pound beef trip tip, cut into small chunks
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 tsp garlic
- 3 inches ginger, peeled and sliced
- 1 lemon grass stalk, sliced
- 1 stalk green onion
- Juice of half a lemon
- Pinch of cilantro, roughly chopped
- Salt and pepper
- In a soup pot add onion, green bell pepper, garlic, and tri tip. Saute with salt and pepper. When onions become translucent add chicken stock, water, and coconut milk
- Bring soup to a boil and add ginger and lemon grass. Knot the green onion stalk and add to the pot. Bring soup down to a simmer
- After about 10-15 minutes, or until the meat is tender, remove the green onion and add the kalamungay leaves, arugala, cilantro, and lemon juice. Stir in the greens and turn off the heat and let the hot water cook it for about a minute.
- Ladle into bowls and enjoy