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                           ORIENTAL TREASURE SOUP
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups/stews
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    6       lb           Chicken
    2                    Medium onions, sliced
    4                    Ribs celery, chopped
    2                    Carrots, cut into chunks
    4                    Sprigs parsley
    1       t            Salt
      1/4   ts           White pepper
    3       tb           Soy sauce
    1 1/2   tb           Dry sherry
    1 1/2   ts           Ginger juice
    1 1/2   ts           Sesame oil
                         Diced tofu
                         Cooked soft Chinese noodles
                         Sliced green onions
                         Sliced fresh mushrooms
                         Sliced water chestnuts
                         Celery, cut 1-in.-long
                         Red bell peppers
                         Cilantro leaves
   Place chickens in large, heavy pot. Add 2 quarts
   water, onions, chopped celery, carrots, parsley, salt
   and white pepper and bring to boil. Skim off any scum
   that rises to top. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 1 1/2
   to 2 hours or until chickens are very tender. Remove
   chickens from pot and set aside. Strain broth. There
   should be about 7 cups. Return broth to pot and add
   soy sauce, sherry, ginger juice and sesame oil. Strip
   chicken from bones and dice. Add to broth and bring
   once more to boil. Place in chafing dish over heating
   unit and keep it at simmer. Arrange tofu, noodles,
   green onions, mushrooms, water chestnuts, julienned
   celery, red peppers and cilantro leaves in bowls
   around chafing dish. Ladle broth into bowls and let
   guests add ingredients of their choice. (Keep broth
   very hot, as addition of extra ingredients will cool
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