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Thai Style Asian Broth

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Thai Style Asian Broth

Thai Style Asian Broth - A broth with global flavors

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Health Score:
100 / 100
45 min.
ready in 12 h.
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Nutritional values

This broth makes a perfect base for Asian sauces and soups!

If you like your food less spicy, just use one chili pepper. 

1 ounce contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie18 cal.(1 %)
Protein3 g(3 %)
Fat0 g(0 %)
Carbohydrates1 g(1 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage0.4 g(1 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.1 mg(1 %)
Vitamin K3.6 μg(6 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin2 mg(17 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate8 μg(3 %)
Pantothenic acid0.1 mg(2 %)
Biotin0.6 μg(1 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.1 μg(3 %)
Vitamin C2 mg(2 %)
Potassium85 mg(2 %)
Calcium8 mg(1 %)
Magnesium6 mg(2 %)
Iron0.2 mg(1 %)
Iodine1 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.2 mg(3 %)
Saturated fatty acids0 g
Uric acid28 mg
Cholesterol8 mg
Complete sugar1 g
Development of this recipe:


½ fresh chicken (ready to cook)
1 tsp salt
1 bunch Soup vegetables
2 shallots
1 garlic clove
1 oz fresh ginger
1 stalk Lemongrass
1 Star anise
2 dried red chili peppers
2 Tbsps Thai fish sauce
½ small Lime
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Kitchen utensils

2 large Pots (with lid), 1 Teaspoon, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Peeler, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Wooden spoon (or wide spoon), 1 optional Citrus juicer, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Ladle

Preparation steps

Thai Style Asian Broth preparation step 1

Rinse chicken and place in a large pot. Cover with approximately 10 1/2 cups water. Add salt and bring to a boil, skimming surface as needed. 

Thai Style Asian Broth preparation step 2

Trim, rinse and peel the carrots and celery (and any other varieties of soup vegetables). Cut the soup vegetables into small pieces. Peel and roughly chop the shallots and garlic.

Thai Style Asian Broth preparation step 3

Peel the ginger with a vegetable peeler and cut into thin slices.

Thai Style Asian Broth preparation step 4

Rinse the lemongrass and peel the tough outer portion of stalk. Trim root end. Cut in half lengthwise and then into 1-inch long pieces.  

Thai Style Asian Broth preparation step 5

Add the soup vegetables, shallots, garlic, ginger and lemongrass to the pot. Add star anise, chile peppers and fish sauce.

Thai Style Asian Broth preparation step 6

Cover the pot partially with the lid, leaving half uncovered. Simmer on low heat for about 2 hours, skimming as the scum rises.

Thai Style Asian Broth preparation step 7

Remove chicken from broth (save meat for another use). Strain broth through a sieve into another pot. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours (preferably overnight).

Thai Style Asian Broth preparation step 8

Using a spoon, remove and discard the solidified layer of fat on broth surface. Bring broth back to a boil and cook uncovered until reduced to approximately 5 cups. Lightly season with salt. Add a few drops of lime juice to taste. Serve immediately or allow to cool and refrigerate (keeps for up to 3 days refrigerated).