Hot and Sour Soup

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Hot and Sour Soup
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This rich, earthy soup is given the perfect amount of tang from soy sauce and ginger. To make it vegetarian, substitute the chicken stock with vegetable stock.

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6
Servings
115
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 14 Ounces firm water-packed tofu, drained
  • 1 3/4 Tablespoon water, divided
  • 1/2 Ounce dried, sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 4 Cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 Cup white vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped ginger
  • 2 Teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 Teaspoons white pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup bamboo shoots, drained
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 Cup thinly sliced green onion tops

Directions

Drain tofu, and place on several layers of paper towels. Cover tofu with several more layers of paper towels; top with a cast-iron skillet or other heavy pan. Let stand 30 minutes. Discard paper towels. Cut tofu into 1-inch cubes.

Bring 1 ½ cups water to a boil in a small saucepan; remove from heat. Stir in mushrooms; let stand 30 minutes. Stir in broth and next 6 ingredients (through garlic); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Combine ¼ cup water and cornstarch in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Stir cornstarch mixture, tofu, and bamboo shoots into broth mixture; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Drizzle egg into broth mixture (do not stir). Place pan over low heat; cook 1 minute. Stir soup gently to combine. Sprinkle with onions. 

Hot and Sour Soup 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.

Hot and Sour Soup 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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Cholesterol
31mg
10%
Protein
11g
21%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
25µg
3%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.9%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.8%
Vitamin C
2mg
3%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.3%
Vitamin K
11µg
14%
Calcium
153mg
15%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
22µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
22µg
5%
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
33mg
8%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
166mg
24%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
354mg
10%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.2%
Sodium
241mg
10%
Sugars, added
1g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
7%

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