Lemongrass soup with Rhubarb and Radishes

 

 

 

Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

Lemongrass Soup with Rhubarb and Radishes

1 quart Chicken Stock

3/4 lb skinless,boneless chicken meat cut into small pieces

8 oz white mushrooms quartered

2 stalks rhubarb cut 1/2 inch pieces

1 c. radishes wedged

3 stalks lemongrass

5 kaffir lime leaves

3 Thai chilies sliced

2 inch piece of ginger

2 T. brown sugar

1/4 c. Tiparos fish sauce

1/4 c. lime juice

1/2 c. cilantro leaves

Lime wedges and hot chili sauce

Pour chicken stock into medium saucepan, with first 4 ingredients. Pound lemongrass on a cutting board with a mallet, then slice into 2 inch pieces. Crush lime leaves but leave intact. Cut ginger into 1/4 inch pieces then smash to release juices. Stir all aromatics into pot, along with sugar and fish sauce. Simmer on high heat stirring occasionally. Once the soup reaches a boil, cover with lid, turn heat off and let steep for 10 minutes. Before serving stir in lime juice and cilantro leaves.

Serve with lime wedges, cilantro and hot chili sauce.

Recipe and food styling by Anne Livingston

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About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy

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