Recipe courtesy of Roger Mooking
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Thai Basil Chicken Soup with Asparagus and Mushroom Filled Crepes and Thai Basil Butter on Toasted Baguette
Total:
2 hr 2 min
Prep:
45 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 7 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Advanced
Total:
2 hr 2 min
Prep:
45 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 7 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Advanced

Ingredients

Thai Basil Chicken Broth:
  • 1 whole chicken, (about 2 1/2 to 3 pounds)
  • 12 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems and caps separated, reserving caps for crepes
  • 1 celery stalk, cut in half
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 medium onion, skin removed and cut in half
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, bruised
  • 1 bunch fresh Thai basil, stems and leaves
  • 1 tablespoon smashed fresh ginger
  • 1 red Thai chile split, seeded if no heat is desired
  • Peel of 1 lime
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
Thai Basil Soup Garnishes:
  • Thai Basil Chicken Broth, recipe above
  • Red finger chile, optional
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Kosher salt
  • Leg meat, reserved from Thai Basil Chicken Broth
  • 4 plum tomatoes, quartered, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch triangles
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded and sliced
  • 1 bunch green onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 lime, cut into quarters
  • Fresh Thai basil, stems and leaves
  • Asparagus and Mushroom Filled Crepes, recipe follows
  • Thai Basil Butter on Toasted Baguette, recipe follows
Asparagus and Mushroom Filled Crepes:
  • Egg Crepes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/3 cup 2-percent milk
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt
  • Filling for Crepes
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Shiitake mushroom caps, julienned (from Thai Basil Chicken Broth recipe)
  • 1 bunch asparagus, thick ends removed, spears blanched in salted water
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Thai Basil Butter and Baguette:
  • 1 bunch fresh Thai basil, washed, rinsed and leaves picked
  • 1 cup butter, melted on low heat and cooled
  • 1/2 baguette, toasted and cut into 4 pieces

Directions

Thai Basil Chicken Broth:

Place the chicken, mushrooms, celery, carrot, onion, lemongrass, Thai basil, ginger, Thai chile, lime peel, bay leaves, and peppercorns in a large pot. Cover with cold water, approximately 2 to 2 1/2 quarts. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce the heat to a simmer, uncovered. Skim the top, removing the impurities throughout the cooking process. Cook for 1 hour at a low simmer. Remove the chicken from the pot. Remove the leg meat, pull into pieces and reserve for soup garnishes. Remove the remaining chicken and reserve for personal use. Strain the stock into a clean pot.

For the Thai basil chicken soup garnishes: Bring the stock to a boil. Add the chile, if using, sugar, fish sauce, and lime juice. Season the mixture with salt. Add the pulled chicken meat, tomato, and cucumber. Serve the soup, piping hot, garnish with green onion, sesame oil, lime, and Thai basil.

Asparagus and Mushroom Filled Crepes:

For the egg crepes: Place 2 tablespoons of melted butter in a bowl. Add the ginger, eggs, milk, sesame oil, and salt, and whisk well. Heat a nonstick saute pan over medium heat. Dab a paper towel in the remaining melted butter and coat the pan. Ladle a thin layer of crepe batter in the pan, coating the bottom evenly. Once the batter begins to bubble in the middle, flip the crepe and cook for 3 to 5 seconds on the other side. Remove the crepe from the pan and lay on a dry kitchen towel. Repeat the process with the remaining crepe batter.

For the crepe filling and assembly: Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Saute the shiitake mushroom caps over the medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Season the mushrooms with salt, and pepper, set aside. 

Place one crepe on the cutting board. Place 2 spears of asparagus lengthwise, on one end of the crepe. Place a single layer of shiitake mushrooms over the asparagus. Roll the crepe beginning at one end. Place another crepe on the cutting board and roll the finished crepe inside. Cut the crepe on a diagonal into 3 pieces.

Thai Basil Butter and Baguette:

Place the Thai basil in a blender and pour the melted butter over. Pulse quickly until just incorporated, ensuring not to bruise the Thai basil. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, place in the freezer for 5 minutes. Remove the butter from the freezer and whisk the mixture until well incorporated, return the Thai basil butter to the freezer. Once the butter has solidified, approximately 5 minutes, whisk again.

Transfer the butter to a container and place in the refrigerator or freezer. Spread the Thai basil butter over the toasted baguette pieces.

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