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Classic Chicken Soup

Classic Chicken Soup

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1 3 to 5 pound chicken, quartered
12 cups of water
3 carrots
1 stalk celery
1 to 2 parsnips
1 onion
1 Tbsp. Salt
¼ tsp. Pepper

Optional:
1 parsley root
1 clove garlic
Several sprigs of fresh dill
1 sweet potato
1 zucchini

clean chicken and remove excess fat. Fill an 8-quart pot with the 12 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Place chicken and vegetables in pot. Add salt and pepper. If using optional ingredients, chop parsley root; peel garlic, leaving it whole, pierce with toothpick in order to remove easily. Add both to soup with the dill. Dice the sweet potato, slice zucchini and add to soup.

Simmer covered for about 2 hours. Remove garlic.
Serve hot.

NOTE: To remove excess fat, prepare soup in advance and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Fat will congeal on top. Remove, and heat soup before serving.

USE: 8-quart pot
Yields: 8 to 10 servings


Excerpted from Spice and Spirit, The Complete Kosher Jewish Cookbook, published by Lubavitch Women's Cookbook Publications
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Henrietta Foster London, UK September 24, 2011

Sheila Kotkin's comment Is this you Sheila - much as I love to eat chicken soup I would love to see you more. I was with Jana yesterday and we were both wondering how to contact you.
Isn't zucchini what we call courgette in Europe and a cousin of the marrow which is eaten everywhere?
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sheila kotkin amsterdam, Holland March 9, 2011

classic chicken soup Does the zucchini come from the Sephardi tradition in Israel? My Polish/Russian background doesnt include zucchini. I didn t even think it was indigenous to these countries. Interesting.

The sweet potato in the soup was also new to me but sweet potatoes were part of the food I grew up with and did come with the Russia Polish (eastern European) Package!

Just curiouis. Otherwise lovey recipes.

sincerely, Reply

Claudette Ocean Shores, WA, USA March 6, 2011

Thanks for the help. I greatly appreciate the menu and recipes you have made available. For those of us who are new to all of this, I send our gratitude on behalf of our entire group. Reply

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