Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Daring Cooks #6: Vietnamese Chicken Pho
Today is October 14th, posting day for this month's Daring Cooks' challenge. If you're reading this, then the autopost worked!
I, however, am far from home, chasing butterflies on St. Maarten and checking out the local offerings.
Before I left, I had a chance to make and enjoy this fragrant Vietnamese Pho, using a recipe provided by Jaden of Steamy Kitchen. That's whole coriander, cloves, and star anise, toasting in the pan above. I added some homemade, rich chicken stock, some onions and fresh ginger, then let it all simmer with a small amount of sugar and fish sauce.
For serving, the resulting broth was ladled over a mixture of chicken and rice noodles, then topped with fresh bean sprouts, red onions, coriander and lime juice. We had enough for two dinners and one lunch, and since I always have fresh chicken stock in the freezer, it would be easy to make again.
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Oh, and before I forget, dessert was chocolate-filled, deep-fried wontons.