Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and sour soup has wonderful aroma and a spicy kick. Shiitake mushrooms, ginger, and garlic make this is a great go-to soup to soothe a cold.

Hot and Sour Soup
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Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and sour soup has wonderful aroma and a spicy kick. Shiitake mushrooms, ginger, and garlic make this is a great go-to soup to soothe a cold.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword hot and sour soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings, 1½ cups each
Calories 140 kcal
Author Openfit

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 8 oz. shiitake mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger peeled, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. red chili paste like sambal oelek
  • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup canned sliced bamboo shoots
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 cups low-sodium organic vegetable broth
  • 14 oz. firm tofu cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 large egg lighly beaten
  • 6 sprigs fresh cilantro leaves removed, stems discarded

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Add garlic, ginger, chili paste, red pepper, and bamboo shoots; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes.

  4. Add soy sauce and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.

  5. Add tofu; cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

  6. Combine vinegar and cornstarch in a small bowl; mix until smooth.

  7. Add cornstarch mixture to soup; cook, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until soup thickens. Remove from heat.

  8. Slowly add egg to soup, stirring constantly, so that egg cooks and forms threads.

  9. Evenly divide soup between 6 serving bowls; garnish with cilantro.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Hot and Sour Soup
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 473mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 9g 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.