Potato Spinach Soup

Yvette is not eating much due to teething. I decided to make some “ang mo” soup for her.  

Hey, what I meant by “ang mo” soup?

I cook a lot of soups for Yvette but usually in a Chinese way of cooking method. I use pork rib, chicken, pork or even fish. I hardly cook soup in western style. I got this recipe from Young Parent Magazine (YP). This month, YP added 32 pages “baby focus” section to beef up the content of the magazine which I find it is very useful.

Let not side track too much on the magazine, and come back to the soup.

Here the recipe from YP from Wong Siow Yuen:

Ingredients:

1 Potato

Handful of spinach

1 clove garlic

200ml breast milk or formula

Method:

  1. Skin the potato and cut it into quarters. Remove the spinach roots and stems, and wash the leaves well.
  2. Place potato and garlic in a pot, and cover with just enough milk. Simmer for 10 minutes or until soft. Remove the potato and garlic, and stir in spinach, cooking for about 2 minutes. Drain the spinach and save the cooking liquid. Blend potato, garlic and spinach, adding cooking liquid if needed to achieve the right consistency for your baby.

I did exactly the same as per recipe. But I find it is really hard to soften the potato using the above method. And I also added chicken to the soup to complete the whole meal with protein.

I create a second version of the above recipe as follows:

Ingredient:

As above plus Chicken (finely chopped or use the blender to blend into tiny piece)

Methods:

  1. Skin the potato and cut it into quarters. Remove the spinach roots and stems, and wash the leaves well
  2. Steam the potato for 10 minutes.
  3. Place potato and garlic in a pot, and cover with just enough milk. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the potato and garlic, and stir in spinach, cooking for about 2 minutes. Drain the spinach and save the cooking liquid. Blend potato, chicken, garlic and spinach, adding cooking liquid if needed to achieve the right consistency for your baby.

 

 

Potato Spinach Soup

Potato Spinach Soup

 

 

Source: Young Parent Magazine.

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