Egg Drop Soup

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Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

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Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chili peppers as well as sugar and garlic.

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The egg drop soup served at Jesse, a little restaurant frequented by Chinese food connoisseurs in Shanghai, China, is mild and refreshing, with the sweet tang of fresh tomatoes.

"Stracciare means 'to rip to shreds' in Italian, and, indeed, that is how this soup looks after stirring some beaten eggs with some grated cheese in a good chicken broth. Once you have a good chicken broth the rest is easy.

1 qt. chicken broth or stock2 eggs, lightly beaten1/2 teaspoon white peppertrace amount of sesame oil for flavorOptional:1/2 cup corn1/2 cup crab meatSalt, to tasteIn a wok or saucepan, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add the white pepper ...