Sancocho Asiatique

Name, Surname Chang Meifang; 61, China
Rozo Martha; 33, Colombia
Pilar Vargas, 39, Colombia

Personal story
In the Asian culture tofu is oftenly used in local dishes, it also possess numerous beneficial characteristics, as it is very high in proteins. In the recipe the chinese chives (‘ciboulette chinois’) were added to traditional Colombian dish, along with certain spices that are typically used in Asian cuisine.

Difficulty Level
Difficulty Level II

How much does it take to prepare it? 20 min.
How much does it take to cook it? 45 min.

Ingredients (List of ingredients and their amounts)
Tofu (2 pieces), 4 pieces of chicken cassava: 500 g, 2 corn ears, 500 g of young potato, 4 tomatoes, 2 avocados, 2 carrots, 2 bananas plantaine (green ones), coriander, chinese chives, onion, oil, salt.
7 cloves of garlic, 3 carrots, chopped, 1 red pepper, chopped, 1 green pepper, chopped, 1 small onion, chopped, 1 tablespoon of cumin, salt and pepper, 1 chicken, cut into pieces, 1 small yucca, peeled and cut into pieces, 1 green plantain, peeled and cut into pieces, 5 potatoes, 2 ripe plantains, peeled and cut into pieces, 4 ears corn, cut in pieces.

Asian sauce: In the pan fry chopped onions, chinese chives, tomatoes (cut in pieces) and garlic.
Colombian soup: In the pot mix water, chicken, coriander and salt, chopped carotes, manioc and young potatoes and bananas. Cook for 15 minutes Add young potatoes and corn and cook for another 10 minutes. In a pot mix chopped garlic, carrots, peppers, onion, chile. Add cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the chicken and simmer for another 20 minutes. Add the yucca and green plantain, potatoes, ripe plan- tain, and corn and cook for another 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and add tofu. The soup can be served in a small bowl, along with a corn, some avocados and arepas or tortillas on separate plates. Freshly chopped coriander can be added as well.

Practical tips and secrets Any secret to make the recipe tastier?
Like in Italian homes, where each family has their own version of lasagna; many families in Colombia have their own personalized version of the traditional soup (‘Sancocho Colombien’). It is believed that it is so powerful that it can bring the dead back to life. That is why it is served after every party but it also makes the perfect Sunday meal.

Healty tips Which health diseases can this dish help to combat?
In the time of vacation, like Christmas, etc. The Colombian Sancocho is also a perfect dish for a family reunion during festive days.

Seasonal tips Which season is the best time for having the dish?
In the time of vacation, like Christmas, etc. The meal is also a perfect dish for a family reunion during festive days.

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