Monday, July 20, 2009

Birds Nest Soup- Good for your skin

A lot of people think that birds nest soup is very difficult to prepare. As such, most of us ladies rely on our mothers to brew this special tonic for us. I am going to show you step by step here how to prepare this tonic that is nourishing and also good for the skin. If you want porcelain skinned complexion, this soup is a must. All the people I know who have the best translucent skin will tell your their secret is this soup.

Ingredients (Serves 2)
1 piece of Birds Nest
3-4 pieces of Rock Sugar
2 cups Water
American Ginseng (2 slices-Optional)

1) Soak the birds nest for at least 2 hours or up to overnight until soften. Depending on the grade of birds nest, you may have to use a pair to tweezers to pull out the tiny feathers sometimes embedded in the nest. Very good quality birds nest will have less of this feathers. Change the soaking water twice during the entire soaking process.

2) Drain the water.
3) Put birds nest in a double boiler pot, add 2 cups of water. Add rock sugar and ginseng (optional). Cover the double boiler and put this in a stock pot.

4) Fill the stock pot with water until the level covers the double broiler half way.

5) Cover the stock pot and bring the water to a boil, and lower heat to a simmer. Simmer for 1.5 hours up to 2 hours.

6) Remove the birds nest soup from the double boiler pot and serve hot.

Wasn't that simple? I hope you enjoy this recipe. Try it! It is good for your skin and health and will keep you looking young.

Have a good week ahead.


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