Warning: This Will Change Your Life. Chicken, Edamame and Ginger Soup

2 Apr

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Pret – a -Manger inspired Chicken, Ginger and Edamame Soup.

A few weeks ago I forgot to take lunch into work, and nipped out to Pret to get food on the run. I opted for the Soup-er Healthy Chicken, Ginger and Edamame Soup for a quick lunch, and I’ve not been able to get it out of my head since, with it obviously not appearing on the menu again, like a mirage in the desert.

Like when I was a teenager and insisted on playing the same album on repeat until my sister threw it away, I have become somewhat obsessive about popping in just on the off chance that they have it again, totally prepared to throw my sandwiches at a passing seagull and stock up if ts on the menu. It hasn’t been.111

So I decided to recreate it. I Googled the soup to see if I could find the recipe, and all I found was a soup-er unhelpful pret page telling me about the fantastic wonder of said soup, sans recipe.

But wait……… it did have the main ingredients. I could totally work with this.

Chicken, Ginger and Edamame Soup

According to Pret: dairy free, egg free, gluten free and under 200 calories (unless you buy a cream cake to go with it, or a family pack of crisps).

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Ingredients

1 cooked chicken

3 spring onions

One red onion

3 tsps sliced ginger

1 tsp garlic paste

2tsps tomato paste

2 packs edamame beans

Handful kale (optional, freestylin’)

2 pints chicken stock

Method

Shred the chicken meat from the roast chicken, removing the skin. Heat some oil in a large stockpot and throw in the shredded chicken. Add the diced onion, ginger, garlic paste and tomato paste, and stir. Fry for 2 mins before adding 2 pints of chicken stock. Simmer. Stir in the tamarind paste and add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for 20 mins.

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Voila!!

Seriously, this soup will change your life.

Have you ever eaten something that you wish you had the recipe for or could recreate yourself?

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9 Responses to “Warning: This Will Change Your Life. Chicken, Edamame and Ginger Soup”

  1. Kats Whispers April 2, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

    Sounds lovely Laura. I too become a bit obsessive about foods I’ve eaten out and have almost mastered Wagamamas Yaki Soba .

    Just need to ask though…how much tamarind paste? ;)

    x

    • tinkerbelle86 April 2, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

      No more that 2 quid from Tesco. Not a very big jar but you really don’t need much. They’re exotic ingredients section is actually really reasonable. Any more exciting London events coming up? Lets do something fun x

  2. susielindau April 2, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    Looks delish!

  3. prenin April 2, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

    Oooh my diet!!! LoL!!! :P

    Maybe if we ever get to meet we’ll have this together!!! :)

    Love and huge hugs – now I’m hungry!!! :)

    Prenin.

    • tinkerbelle86 April 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

      Less than 200 calories, we’ll have you on Baywatch in no time :)

  4. sarcasticgoat April 2, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    Goddamn, that looks delicious!

  5. Fiona Nicholls April 2, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    Broth-y soups like this are so much tastier than blitzed ones! I can attest to this one’s yumminess too xx

  6. philosophermouseofthehedge April 2, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

    This does sound like a great variation. Simple and yummy. Appreciate you stirring this up

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