Happy new year! I’m starting 2015 with one of my favourite weekday suppers – steamed dumpling soup. It’s a go-to recipe when you need something quick and easy, when you don’t have the time or energy for making anything complicated.
It’s dark and cold seemingly all of the time at the moment, so I want to eat gentle, soothing dishes which will be warm and comforting on these long dark nights. There is something magical about a chicken broth. Its deep savouriness manages to be both rich and nourishing, yet calming and light all at the same time. The addition of a stack of greens makes you feel suitably January-virtuous, plus some little asian dumplings which bring some glorious sticky stodge to the bowl.