Hot and Sour Soup

Last night, I decided I was in the mood for some Asian cuisine. We have not been ordering for the last 4 weeks, so I decided to whip something up instead! I made a giant pot of hot and sour soup, and I also made a small batch of peanut butter dumplings. The dumplings were not scratch made BUT the peanut butter sauce was.

What I love about this version of hot and sour soup is it’s packed with so many ingredients, that a bowl is more like a meal than just an appetizer. I had two bowls as dinner last night, and despite being full, I wasn’t over-stuffed at the end of the meal.

Health benefits of this Hot and Sour Soup

  • Ginger: anti-inflammatory, contains Gingerol, a substance with medicinal properties
  • Garlic: packed with nutrients and an amazing immune booster
  • Eggs: among the most nutritious foods on the planet (go figure!)

Ingredients

  • 1 L organic chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 inch ginger, peeled and minced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch of green onions, diced
  • 1 pack of white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 2-4 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tin of bamboo shoots
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pack of firm tofu (you can also use minced pork or chicken)

Recipe

  1. Heat the sesame oil in a large pot
  2. Add in the ginger, garlic and green onions. Saute on medium heat for 3-4 minutes until everything softens
  3. Add in your mushrooms, cover and cook 5 minutes
  4. Add in your bamboo shoots, cover and cook 5 minutes
  5. While your veggies are cooking, combine 1/4 cup of your broth with the cornstarch. Whisk until combined
  6. Add your broth, soy sauce, vinegar and sriracha to the vegetables, stir well and bring everything to a simmer. Cook for 15- 20 minutes
  7. Add in your cornstarch mixture, cook 3-4 minutes
  8. Crack your two eggs into a bowl and scramble together. Pour into the soup then stir to break up the eggs
  9. Add in your tofu and cook another 10 minutes.

You can add more sriracha if you want a spicier soup, or more vinegar if you want a more sour version. If you’re adding ground chicken or pork, cook separately in a small frying pan then add to the soup at the tofu step

Also, for anyone interested, here’s the peanut butter sauce recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha
  • Garlic Powder

Whisk all ingredients together and serve over piping hot dumplings! Top with sesame seeds if desired

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