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                       CHICKEN SOUP WITH MONGO BEANS
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups/stews                      Chicken
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -----YIELD: 4 SERVINGS-----
    2       lb           Fryer chicken -- cut up in 2
                         - inch pieces
    1       ea           Thumb size ginger root or
    2       ts           Powdered ginger
    2       lg           Tomatoes -- quartered
    1       sm           Garlic cloves -- mashed
      3/4   lb           Mongo beans -- boiled and
                         - peeled
    2       ea           Tb Patis or fish sauce
    1       cn           Of anchovy fish
                         - fillets may be used)
    1       t            MSG
    2       ea           Tb Oil
                         Fry chicken in oil until
                         -slightly brown, stirring
                         Constantly. Add ginger and
                         -garlic and stir until
   garlic is browned. Add tomatoes until soft, then add 4
   cups of water. Add anchovy and cook if it is used
   instead of patis. Bring to boil, then simmer until
   chicken is tender. While chicken is simmering, boil
   beans in water until they are easy to peel.  This is
   done by placing a bean between your fingers and
   rubbing the skin off the beans. When this is done with
   ease, remove from stove and drain. Add cold water to
   beans and then rub beans between your palms until
   almost all of the beans have been peeled. Keep
   replacing cold water and peeling will drain with
   water. When chicken is tender, add beans to soup and
   cook until soup is thick and beans are soft. Add
   water, if necessary, 5 minutes before it is done++add
   the patis if anchovies are not available. Variation:
   Bitter melons, cut in squares or leafy vegetables such
   as spinach may be used. Pork may be used instead of
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