Hot and Sour Soup!

It is raining here today. I like it when I do not have to go anywhere but warming myself at home. But what I do not like is, it’s winter, so that means, come morning, all these raindrops will turn to icy road, so dangerous 🙁 How not fun!

What I have here is a nice warm hot and sour soup. It is extra special with the shrimps but if you do not like seafood, you can omit it and just use the tofu (but seriously, it’s really good with the shrimps!)

Ingredients

  • 4 garlic, crushed
  • 4 cm ginger, peeled, halved
  • 2 lemongrass, bruised
  • 4-5 kaffir lime leaves 
  • 4-5 thin slices of 1 lime
  • 1 can chicken stock, 398 ml
  • 3 cans water (use the can of the chicken stock)
  • 5 shiitake mushrooms, soaked in warm water for 20 minutes, sliced thinly or chopped
  • 1 medium firm tofu, 454 g, cubed
  • 4 cups cooked peeled shrimps
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 10 tsp lime juice
  • 4 tsp fish sauce
  • 3 tsp Hungarian Vegeta seasoning (you can subtitute with Royco or other seasoning powder or even soup base)
  • 6 red bird chillies, halved

Method

  • Place garlic, ginger, lemongrass, lime leaves, lime slices in a pot; pour chicken stock and water; bring to a boil; discard lemon grass lime leaves, ginger and lime slices; continue boiling
  • Add in fish sauce, lime juice and Vegeta; stir well, bring to boil again
  • Add in cubed tofu, stir slowly, bring to boil again
  • Lastly add in shrimps followed with mushroom, chilies, and green onion, simmer for 2-3 minutes
  • Serve immediately

Hot and Sour Soup

Ingredients

  • 4 garlic crushed
  • 4 cm ginger peeled, halved
  • 2 lemongrass bruised
  • 4-5 kaffir lime leaves
  • 4-5 thin slices of 1 lime
  • 1 can chicken stock 398 ml
  • 3 cans water use the can of the chicken stock
  • 5 shiitake mushrooms soaked in warm water for 20 minutes, sliced thinly or chopped
  • 1 medium firm tofu 454 g, cubed
  • 4 cups cooked peeled shrimps
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced
  • 10 tsp lime juice
  • 4 tsp fish sauce
  • 3 tsp Hungarian Vegeta seasoning you can substitute with Royco or other seasoning powder or even soup base
  • 6 red bird chilies halved

Instructions

  • Place garlic, ginger, lemongrass, lime leaves, lime slices in a pot; pour chicken stock and water; bring to a boil; discard lemon grass lime leaves, ginger and lime slices; continue boiling
  • Add in fish sauce, lime juice and Vegeta; stir well, bring to boil again
  • Add in cubed tofu, stir slowly, bring to boil again
  • Lastly add in shrimps followed with mushroom, chilies, and green onion, simmer for 2-3 minutes
  • Serve immediately
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