DAVIDsTEA Ginger Noodle Soup

DAVIDsTEA can be used for more than just a mid-morning drink. Add Ginger Beer tea to your next soup recipe for added...
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DAVIDsTEA Ginger Noodle Soup

DAVIDsTEA

DAVIDsTEA can be used for more than just a mid-morning drink. Add Ginger Beer tea to your next soup recipe for added flavor — you can use it as you would stock.

Ingredients

  • perfect spoonfuls of Ginger Beer tea
  • 1 1/2  Cup  water
  • 2  Tablespoons  vegetable oil, divided
  • 400  Grams  firm tofu, drained and wrapped in paper towel
  • red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1  Cup  sliced shitake mushrooms
  • 4  Cups  vegetable broth
  • 4  Tablespoons  dark soy sauce or two tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 1/2  Tablespoons  fish sauce
  • Star anise
  • Chile paste
  • 250  Grams  rice, udon or egg noodles, prepared using instructions on package
  • 1  Cup  spinach, chopped
  • White pepper, garnish
  • Coriander, chopped, garnish

Directions

Brew tea in 1 ½ cups boiling water for 10 minutes and then strain.

In a non-stick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Press tofu lightly between the paper towel to get rid of excess liquid. Fry in oil over medium-high heat until well browned, about 8-10 minutes per side.

In a large stock pot, heat remaining oil over medium heat. Sauté red pepper for about 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and sauté for 4 minutes. Add vegetable broth, brewed tea, soy sauce, fish sauce, star anise, and chile paste and simmer for 15-20 minutes on medium-low heat.

Add tofu, noodles, and spinach. Let simmer for another 5 minutes. Serve in bowls, garnished with white pepper and fresh coriander.

 

Ginger Shopping Tip

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

Ginger Cooking Tip

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