Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New Life for New Year Leftovers - Duck Misua Soup

This is a much delayed New Year post but since we're still in the middle of Chinese New Year, it's still relevant. It's also my first recipe post for 2014 and hopefully, not the last!

We had chinese style roast duck for  noche buena last Dec. 31.  One duck was too big for the 5 of us so I still had quite a lot of it left in the fridge.  
Since everyone was still full from the richness of holiday meals, I decided to turn the left overs into a hearty one dish meal -- duck misua soup!
It's very easy to make -- use greens like baguio pechay or bok choy, scallions, ginger, garlic and good quality misua noodles.  I bought mine from a grocery in Chinatown.

To start, saute the garlic, scallions and ginger.

Next, add the chopped duck left overs and heat through.

Add some salt, chicken broth and let simmer.  Then, add the vegetables.

 The misua comes in last.  Give it a quick stir to separate the fine and delicate noodle strands and keep them from clumping together.  Don't overcook -- just a couple of minutes is enough.
My duck misua soup turned out to be quite good -- and made for a tasty, light and frugal New Year's day lunch -- certainly a good way to start the year.

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