Not Really a side, but Smoked cornish game hen noodle soup

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by trashcan, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. trashcan

    trashcan Smoke Blower

    Great for when you have leftovers, but not enough leftovers for everyone.

    you need:
    A smoked cornish game hen (or a larger part of a smoked chicken), spulled, keep skin and bones

    An onion or two

    Two to four cloves of garlic

    Broccoli, or I actually prefer broccoli leaves (smaller ones, they aren't like shoe leather) chopped, bout two cups. Or to taste.

    Celery, about as much as you have broccoli

    Chopped carrots, about as much as you have celery[​IMG]

    Bag-o-Egg noodles

    Olive oil

    Butter

    Five or six of those little broth cubes (I actually used a couple ramen noodle seasoning packets)

    Water

    Mince/Mash/Grind garlic how ever, Chop onion However, Chop broccoli pretty small. I prefer to use the leaves of my garden grown shredded. More broccoli taste that way, and I love the stuff.

    Heat a good 1/8 cup EVO and a decent pad of butter in the bottom of a stock pot, over medium heat saute the garlic and onions untill onions aren't quite translucent. If you're using broccoli leaves I reccomend sauteing them too as the oil/butter kind of keeps them from turning into goo.

    Add about two-three cups of watter, and broth cubes (enough to cover other ingredients)and bring to a boil. Remove from head and let rest, while in a seperate sauce pan you saute the skin and bones in about as much EVO and butter as before, for about a minute. Then add annother three cups water to this and boil for about a half hour to hour.

    Strain smoked brothey goodness into resting vegetable broth, rinsing skin and bones with annother two cups of water for good measure. Disgard skin and bones.

    Simultaniously bring the soup, and in a seperate pot enough water for the egg noodles to a boil.

    Add Celery and carrots, and pulled chicken to soup at the same time
    the noodles are added to their water.

    When the noodles are done, add to soup, and declare that dinner is ready.
     
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It sounds like a great idea for leftover chicken cause when I smoke cornish hens there ain't no leftovers put I like the recipe and thanks for it too.
     
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like a tasty recipe.
    Never smoked cornish game hens but they are going on sale tomorrow and I was actually thinking about picking up a few since I love smoking things I haven't tried before.
     
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds Good...
     
  5. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    does sound good, wish there were pics. [​IMG]
     

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