This broth is so easy, it almost doesn’t require a recipe. Use the chicken broth as base and then add in any green veg you may have in the fridge or garden, and finish with lots of chopped herbs and a poached egg.
The beauty of this broth is that it can be made with any seasonal veg and herbs to hand. And the broth base itself is so tasty that the flavour is great no matter how many other herbs you add in.
1 pouch Borough Broth Chicken Stock
6 small Broccoli tender stems, sliced into 1-2 cm pieces
2 large leaves kale, destemmed and finely shredded
1/2 Spring Onion, finely sliced
1 Organic Free Range Egg
Chives, x3 finely sliced
Thyme, 1 sprig leaves separated and with flowers if available
Tarragon, 1 sprig leaves separated
Sorrel, 1 leaf
Yarrow, 3 baby leaves
Fennel herb, 1 sprig
Rocket, small bunch
Vegetable Mallow, 2 leaves
Chickweed, small bunch
Oregano, 1 sprig leaves separated
Elderflower, small sprig of flower florets separated
Mallow flower x3
Calendula flower x1petals separated
Cornflower x1 petals separated
Dog Rose x1 petals separated
Daisy, for garnish or to eat depending on taste buds
Chop kale and broccoli into 1-2cm pieces and steam for 5 minutes
Finely slice spring onion, chives, sorrel, mallow leaf
Separate the leaves from the stems of following herbs: Thyme, Tarragon, Oregano
Poach the egg in simmering broth, crack egg into a cup then swiftly add to broth (really soft yolk 2 mins, soft-firm 4 mins)
Remove egg with slotted spoon, and any stray bits of egg left behind.
Add the pre steamed greens
Pour broth and greens into bowl, place egg in middle. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add leaves of Thyme, Tarragon and Oregano and disperse evenly across the top of bowl
Sprinkle over top with spring onions and chopped chives, sorrel and mallow
Garnish with sprigs of fennel, rocket, chickweed, yarrow or any baby green leaves/herbs
Lastly add flowers
Breathe in and smell those lovely aromas!
Daisy flowers can taste pretty strong so you may want to just use as garnish, or have a nibble on one first to see if you want to include it! (If you pick daisies from lawns, make sure they aren’t sprayed with any nasties, same goes for foraged flowers and always be 100% sure you know what you’re picking - not all flowers are edible!).