Double Steamed Swallow Nest, Pear & Chicken

by Golden Nest Inc

Ingredients :

  • About 1 Kg of skinned chicken 
  • 0.5 kg of lean pork
  • Pears 
  • Apricot kernels 
  • Candied dates
  • Lotus seeds
  • A few slices of ginger
  • Golden Nest Premium White Bird's Nest

Instructions :

  1. Blanch the chicken and pork. Take them out when the water starts to boil again in about 5 minutes.
  2. Prepare a ceramic pot to slow-cooked the soup.
  3. Add in the blanched chicken lean pork, apricot kernels, candied dates, slice of ginger, lotus seeds, and then the cut pears to the ceramic pot.
  4. To shorten the cooking time, add boiling water to the pot so it can heat up faster. Don’t make it too full, about 80% is good.
  5. Seal the pot with cling wrap to keep the steam inside.
  6. Put the ceramic pot in a double boiler and boil for 3 to 4 hours.
  7. At around 3-3.5 hours mark (30 minutes before it’s done), remove the oil on the surface of the soup and add the Golden Nest Premium White Bird's Nest to it.
  8. Put the lid back on and continue boiling for another 30 minutes.
  9. Add a pinch of salt at the end.

Notes :

  • The purpose of blanching is to remove the blood from the pork and chicken, to clean it up and to make the soup clearer and nicer.
  • It only takes 30 minutes to cook the Swallow nest, that is why we add it 30 minutes before it’s done.
  • Even though the chicken is skinned, it still has a lot of oil which is not very healthy.