I just found this in some notes … a creation from a while ago that is going on the menu for sure!
Pop some skinless chicken thighs (with the bone) into a deep saucepan and barely cover with water.
Simmer with sesame oil, star anise, cinnamon bark, shallots, lemongrass, peppercorns. chilli and garlic … when the chicken is almost falling from the bone … strain the liquid and save it.
Remove the chicken bones then return the liquid to the pot, discarding the cinnamon, star anise, lemongrass, peppercorns etc.
to the pot with the chicken minus the bones … add some more water and add some already soaked and rinsed hijiki seaweed, (or any seaweed, whatever’s in the cupboard!) ..
Ssimmer gently again with some minced lemongrass, coriander and red capsicum …
Serve with a splash of lime juice and a sprinkle of fresh chilli … wow 🙂
I’m going to try a version with fish and use stock instead .. yummo