Wednesday, 26 March 2014


According to an old south American proverb "Good broth will restore the dead". Not so sure of that, but many health experts agree that bone broth is one of the most healing & nutritious foods you can give yourself.
It contains minerals in a form the body can easily absorb. From calcium, magnesium & silicon to chondroitin & glucosamine.
It's excellent for those with digestive problems & especially good for those with food intolerances, as it "heals & seals" the gut.
This recipe is a great way to incorporate bone broth into your diet & it tastes pretty darn good too !

serves 2

(for the duck broth)
1 duck leg  (I used Gressingham , from Ocado)
handful dried shitake mushrooms
1 carrot
1 bay leave
few peppercorns
600ml water

125 g soba noodles   (make sure they are GF as some contain wheatflour) or you could use buckwheat pasta or rice noodles.
1 large leek
100g mushrooms
tamari soy sauce (please note regular soy sauce is not GF)

1  remove as much of the skin as possible from the duck leg. put the duck & the remaining broth ingredients into a pot/ saucepan and bring to the boil. Then reduce the heat to as low as possible and leave the pot for as long as possible! at least 4 hours. (the longer you leave it, the more nutritious the broth will be)

2  chop the mushrooms & leeks  sauté in a little light olive oil (or other cooking oil of your choice) in a frying pan until they've softened and started to brown. Set to one side

3  take the duck broth off the heat & strain the liquid. Set the duck leg to one side and discard the rest (ie the peppercorns, bay leaf, shitakes & carrot)

4 return the liquid broth to the pot and add the soba noodles. Bring to the boil and then simmer for a few minutes until the noodles are cooked.  Take the meat off the duck leg & along with the mushrooms & leeks, add it all to the pot to heat through. Then serve!

                                            something smells good...........

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