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Offline martle

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Re: The Soup Thread
« Reply #135 on: April 24, 2011, 07:12:50 pm »
Definitely with Selva on this. The bones (and the marrow) are what give a good broth, or stock, its flavour, I reckon. It's the same reason that chicken (or any meat) tastes better cooked on the bone than not. And you're unlikely to have denuded the bones of ALL the meat anyway.
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« Reply #136 on: April 24, 2011, 10:45:12 pm »
And you're unlikely to have denuded the bones of ALL the meat anyway.
Have you seen my teeth?!


 ;) Thank you all... it's as I suspected actually. Is there any use, though, for boiled chicken, if one doesn't own a cat? Can it be dressed with mayonnaise to make chicken salad? I prefer to grill chicken if it's to go into a salad, myself.

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« Reply #137 on: April 24, 2011, 10:55:06 pm »
Is there any use, though, for boiled chicken, if one doesn't own a cat?
No. Just don't do it.

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« Reply #138 on: April 24, 2011, 10:56:35 pm »
Is there any use, though, for boiled chicken, if one doesn't own a cat?
No. Just don't do it.
Oh. OK.

Errr... is there any way to UNboil chicken?  :-\

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« Reply #139 on: April 24, 2011, 11:27:51 pm »
Cold boiled chicken torn into bits, mixed with shredded cucumber, spring onion, and fresh coriander, tossed with chilled noodles and dressed with a peanut/soy/chilli dressing is delicious.


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« Reply #140 on: April 24, 2011, 11:30:32 pm »
Use the chicken as a protein supplement in anything where the flavour comes from something else - thai curries, fillings for Mexican type things, creamy mushroom sauces for ravioli etc.

It will work - as a veggie I use white quorn for the same purpose, "tastes" a bit like boiled chicken!  :D

just seen Strina's post - yep that's a winner too! (Thai type salad)
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Offline George Garnett

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Re: The Soup Thread
« Reply #141 on: April 25, 2011, 12:07:45 am »
Tony Hancock (to his landlady): Evening Mrs Bracebridge. I bought this chicken in Streatham Market on my way back. If I gave it to you would you boil it for an hour and a half and serve it with a sprout or two and maybe a couple of potatoes?

Landlady: Ooh yes, Mr Hancock.

Tony Hancock: I thought you bloody would.

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« Reply #142 on: April 25, 2011, 02:53:02 am »
George  :laughter3: and Mr H of course.

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« Reply #143 on: April 25, 2011, 03:31:44 am »
Thank you strina for a timely suggestion indeed! There are noodles in my pantry just waiting for the right kind of attention.

Tony Hancock (to his landlady): Evening Mrs Bracebridge. I bought this chicken in Streatham Market on my way back. If I gave it to you would you boil it for an hour and a half and serve it with a sprout or two and maybe a couple of potatoes?

Landlady: Ooh yes, Mr Hancock.

Tony Hancock: I thought you bloody would.


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Reminds me of the following joke:
Customer: May I have a plate of undercooked, slightly discoloured eggs with rancid butter, two slices of horribly burnt toast, and a cup of tepid coffee with bits of whey floating in it, please?
Waitress: Most certainly not!
Customer: Why not? That's what you brought me yesterday!

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Re: The Soup Thread
« Reply #144 on: April 25, 2011, 08:37:34 am »
The ever-so-slightly pretentious Cafe Rouge chain in Chichi Lunnon does 'Le Petit Dejeuner' Anglais -eh Viola.