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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sam gye tang (Chicken soup with ginseng)

1 small chicken
3-4 roots ginseng
4-5 pcs. chestnut
6-7 pcs. chinese dates
1/3 cup sweet rice, washed and drained
8 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 inch piece ginger, peeled
salt and pepper to taste

Clean the chicken inside and out. Trim any visible fat as much as possible. Wash rice, ginseng, chestnut and dae choo (Chinese dates). Put rice, ginseng, chestnut and dates inside the chicken and seal.

In a pot, add chicken, ginseng, Chinese date, chestnut, garlic and ginger. Pour water to cover the chicken.
Bring to a boil and turn down to simmer. Cook about 2-3 hours until the bones fall apart. Skim out the fat on top occasionally. Serve with salt and pepper.


* You can purchase "Sam Gye Tang Package" contains all 4 ingredients in Korean market.