Who else is done with winter???

We had a couple of teasing days here in Vancouver, BC… Making us all cheerful and hopeful that spring is on its way! But then the rain just showed up again to remind us that we are still, indeed, winter…

If you need a little comfort that doesn’t include a pound of cheese, potatoes and wine, this is just the recipe for you!

It will warm you from the inside out, and make you feel like new! The simplicity and clean taste of this broth is quite surprising. And while you might look at the recipe and think, meh, that’s just not going to cut it… I am begging you to try!

I first tried it when feeling kind of under the weather, because broth and ginger seemed like the right medicine for the moment. But I have done it over and over since! You can do it with other proteins or none. Heck I even threw some chickpeas it in one day and it was amazing!

Hope this will deliver the level of comfort it has for me and you will make it part of your dinner rotation!

Bon Appetit!


Ginger and Wilted Greens Broth

Valentine Kitamura
The perfect pick me up for anytime, warming in the winter, and surprisingly refreshing on hot days!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Vietnamese
Servings 4 bowls


  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil or other oil
  • 1/2 small white onion
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 big handfuls of chopped greens kale, spinach, mustard green
  • 1.5 tsp fresh ginger finely chopped
  • 1 lb raw and peeled shrimps
  • 4 green onions chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup crispy shallots (optional)


  • In a medium-large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft but not brown.
  • Add 5 cups of water, salt and fish sauce. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 min.
  • Add the chopped greens and cook just until wilted, 3 minutes.
  • Add ginger and shrimp and cook, still with water simmering, for a couple minute. Then turn off the heat, cover with a lid and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • season with additional salt or fish sauce if you want. Serve with chopped green onions and crispy shallots.


You can replace the shrimps with tofu, pieces of white fish or chicken.
If you want to add rice noodles, cook them separately and add them to each individual bowls, before adding the broth. This will ensure a nice clear broth.
Keyword broth, ginger, green, shrimp, soup
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