Asian-style aromatic vegetable broth with soft noodles, pak choi and shiitake mushrooms

Michael Caines' aromatic vegetable broth recipe is served with comforting noodles, shiitake mushrooms and pak choi – the perfect quick and easy midweek meal for when you're short on time but don't want to compromise the flavour. The vegetables are poached in the broth at the last minute to ensure a beautifully crisp texture.

First published in 2018
share recipe:

Ingredients

Metric

Imperial

Aromatic vegetable broth with soft noodles, pak choi and shiitake mushrooms

Method

1
To begin, grate one half of the ginger and finely slice the other. Slice the chilli into thin slices, smash the lemongrass with a rolling pin, or the back of a heavy chef's knife, then place in a saucepan with the garlic, ginger and half of the sliced chilli
2
Pour over the vegetable stock, add the star anise and bring to the boil. Simmer for 20 minutes
3
While the stock is cooking, prepare the vegetables. Cut the pak choi into quarters, slice the shiitake mushrooms and shred the Chinese leaf finely
4
Pass the stock through a sieve and place back in the pan. Return to the boil, add the vegetables and the rest of the chilli. Cook for 3 minutes before adding the water chestnuts. Add the noodles for last 30 seconds of cooking, then season the broth with the soy sauce and a little fish sauce, if desired
5
Add the picked Thai basil, slice the spring onion finely and sprinkle over the top. Finish with a little sesame oil and serve with wedges of lime

Michael Caines is one of the most respected chefs in the UK. With his own Michelin-starred country house hotel Lympstone Manor, he is writing the next chapter in his illustrious career.

Get in touch

 
Please or register to send a comment to Great British Chefs
 
You may also like
Broth
Broth
Noodle soup
Noodle soup
Noodle
Noodle
Andrea Migliaccio
Andrea Migliaccio
Il Tino
Il Tino
El Coq
El Coq
Paul Ainsworth
Paul Ainsworth
Angel Zapata Martin
Angel Zapata Martin
Il Riccio
Il Riccio
Load more