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Hot and Sour soup is one of my favorite foods. I grew up in the NYC metro area so it was always easy to get delicious soup anytime. Unfortunately I'm currently living in a part of the country where that is not the case! I'm taking it on myself to come up with recipes that are satisfying when I'm homesick. This is a combination of several recipes I tried, but mainly Tyler Florence's. The pork is easier to cut if you put it in the freezer for ten minutes first.
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- 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced
- 4 ounces oyster mushrooms, sliced
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 -2 tablespoon chili paste
- 1 tablespoon ginger paste (or minced ginger)
- 4 garlic cloves, smashed
- 1/2 cup bamboo shoot, thinly sliced (one small can's worth)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper (or more to taste)
- 1 pinch sugar
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in 1/4 cup water
- 1 piece firm tofu, drained, sliced and chopped (optional)
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 scallions, chopped
- 3/4 lb pork chop, thinly sliced
- white pepper
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high flame.
- 2Add the smashed garlic, ginger paste, chili paste, shiitake and oyster mushrooms, and bamboo shoots. Cook 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
- 3Mix the soy sauce, vinegar, salt, pepper, and sugar in a small bowl, pour it into the pot. Cook 2-3 minutes to let flavors blend.
- 4Pour in the chicken broth, bring the soup to a boil, and simmer for 10 minutes.
- 5Meanwhile, dust pork with cornstarch. You will probably need about 2-3 tbsp, depending on how much pork you have. Season with a few shakes of white pepper and mix thoroughly.
- 6Heat a pan with 1 tbsp oil and fry pork until mostly cooked through. It will finish cooking in the soup but you want the outside a little brown. Add to soup.
- 7If you haven't already, dissolve the 3 tbsp cornstarch in the 1/4 cup water and stir until smooth. Pour into the soup and continue to simmer 5 more minutes, until soup thickens. If using tofu, add at this step.
- 8Remove the soup from the heat and stir in 1 direction until the soup is spinning on its own. Then, slowly pour in eggs in a steady stream using a fork to stir if necessary to break up pieces. (The egg should be cooked almost immediately.).
- 9Add scallions and enjoy!
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Nutritional Facts for Spicy Hot and Sour Soup With Pork
Serving Size: 1 (440 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 257.6
- Calories from Fat 123
- Total Fat 13.7 g
- Saturated Fat 3.3 g
- Cholesterol 101.1 mg
- Sodium 1868.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 11.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
- Sugars 2.6 g
- Protein 22.1 g