I reported I had a cold - it is slowly improving and I have to see the doctor for my monthly check-up today, so I may consider asking for some anti-biotics as it is now settling in my sinuses and upper respiratory tract as an infection.
JohnG suggested I try chicken soup, however, this is my recipe for a soup for those who have a cold.
PRAWN WONTON CLEAR SOUP
20 round wonton wrappers
20 medium school prawns (shrimps) peeled and deveined
1 tsp corn flour
Pinch of Chili flakes
Pinch of sea salt flakes
1 stalk of fresh coriander, freshly chopped
½ tsp of onion flakes
1 cup of fish stock
2½ cups of water
Chopped green onion for garnish
Lay the wonton wrappers on a flat surface and place a prawn/shrimp in the center of each wrapper.
Combine remaining corn flour with 2 tablespoons water to form a paste.
One at a time, brush some cornstarch paste around the edge of a wonton wrapper and fold the wrapper in half to make a semicircle, pressing edges together to seal. Then, holding the wonton with the curved edge facing away from you, bring the tips of the straight edge together and seal with more cornstarch paste. Repeat with remaining wontons.
Slowly bring a water and stock to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and drop the wontons into the boiling water. When the wontons rise to the surface, continue to cook them one minute longer. Remove with a slotted spoon as they finish cooking and divide them among the 4 bowls.
Sprinkle salt flakes, chili flakes, onion flakes and chopped coriander over the wontons
Pour hot clear fish broth over wontons and noodles in bowls and garnish with the chopped green onions to serve.
Masterfoods and McCormick's both sell the sea salt, chili and onion flakes. Here in Australia we can also get "Tasmanian Bush Dust". Tasmanian Bush Dust spice is an "original recipe using Australian native produce" - macadamia nut, Tasmanian native pepper, bush tomato, other herbs and spices - this goes great in this soup as a change!