Bird’s nest soup might be a delicacy, but there is no shortage of recipes for edible bird’s nests.
Recipes range from simple ingredients and basic processes to ingredients as exotic as the nests themselves and painstaking steps for preparation.
Because of this, you have a lot of different options for how to cook bird’s nest soup based on your skill level.
Over the next few minutes, we’ll cover how to prepare your edible bird’s nest and how to cook it in a way that brings maximum flavor, texture and nutrition to your next meal.
Preparing Your Bird’s Nest for Cooking
As you plan out your bird’s nest soup, you should plan on using about 15g of bird’s nest per person – a small kitchen scale will be helpful.
Soaking the bird’s nests
Once you’ve got your nests selected and weighed, you’ll need to move on to the soak step.
We recommend soaking your bird’s nest for 24 hours. Doing so rehydrates the nests, gives time for their yellow tint to fade and gives you a chance to spot any impurities.