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.
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).
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
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.
Seriously, this soup will change your life.
Have you ever eaten something that you wish you had the recipe for or could recreate yourself?