Monday, December 01, 2014

Caldo de Pollo (Chicken Soup)

Caldo de Pollo
Caldo de Pollo
 It's that time of the year again, the weather in Southern California is changing and winter is underway, not the winter of the mid west or back east, perhaps, but still, it is changing. That change means soup, large pots of soup to warm a body up.

Last night as the rain was coming down I was inside watching "Lassie Come Home" on Turner Classic Movies and enjoying a hot bowl of Jeri's Caldo de Pollo, or Chicken Soup, if you prefer. It was perfection in a bowl. "Lassie Come Home" is still the definitive Lassie movie, or dog movie for that matter, and Chicken Soup is still the definitive cold weather soup.

Chicken soup, like almost any soup does not so much require a recipe as it does timing. Other than the chicken, the ingredients are  a matter of taste. What is important is that you time your ingredients so that they all done at the same time, and after reaching a hard boil, lower the flame and let it simmer.

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