• August 2010
    S M T W T F S
    « Jul   Sep »
    1234567
    891011121314
    15161718192021
    22232425262728
    293031  
  • Categories

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 11 other followers

  • Advertisements

Simple hot and sour soup recipe

Okay, so it won’t taste at all like the one you get at your favourite Chinese restaurant. I took the recipe and simply skipped over the ingredients I didn’t already have, not to mention I tend to modify recipes to bring out their simplicity. This is a simple soup, however, that is filled with warm spice and will send a pleasant sizzle down your throat, all the way to your toes!

Hot and sour soup. (Photo credit: iStock)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cube vegetable stock
  • 3/4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp pepper (Add less if you don’t want the spice! Personally, I love how it adds a kick.)
  • 1/3 tsp hot sauce (I used Tabasco sauce.)
  • 3/4 tsp vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic (sometimes I leave this out completely)
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped (my favourite part)
  • 2 tbsp chili oil (I used sesame oil…do you see what I mean?)
  • Optional: add 3/4 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced; 1/3 can water chestnuts

Directions

  1. Boil water, then add vegetable cube and help it to dissolve.
  2. Add all ingredients, except for the green onions and oil.
  3. Let simmer for 10 minutes (20, if you’re adding the mushrooms and/or water chestnuts).
  4. Add the green onions, simmer for 5 minutes. Then add the chili oil, and stir.
  5. Serve piping hot!

Serves 4 with room for seconds.

Advertisements

One Response

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: