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How to Make Hot & Sour Soup

You don’t have to order in take-out to get the rich, spicy flavor of Hot and Sour soup! This surprisingly simple recipe will give even your favorite, gourmet bowl of the good stuff a run for it’s money. This homemade Hot & Sour Soup combines all the classic flavors with the finest fresh ingredients to make a truly delicious bowl of soup.


Hot and Sour Soup

1/4 pound pork, thinly sliced into strips
2 teaspoons sesame oil
28 ounces chicken broth
3 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup firm tofu, cut into small cubes
1 red pepper, julienned
1 (8 oz.) can bamboo shoots
1/2 cup shitake mushrooms, sliced thin
1 egg
1 teaspoon sesame oil
dash of Srichaha chili sauce (optional)
3 green onions

Directions:
In a large pot, heat 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil over medium-high heat and stir-fry the pork in the oil until well cooked. Whisk the cornstarch into the broth, then add the broth, vinegar, and soy sauce to the pot. Simmer over meadium-high heat until the liquid is steaming hot. Stir in the tofu, red pepper, bamboo shoots, and mushrooms. Whisk the egg until well beaten. When the pot of soup is just beginning to boil, pour the beaten egg slowly into the soup, stirring it carefully to form strands. Stir in oil, chili sauce, and green onions. Allow to cook a minute more, then serve immediately.

 

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