Made half a recipe for the two of us and used ground pork. Served with lettuce wraps and a veggie stir fry.
I made this tonight for my family. I didn't eat it (I've vegan) but they raved! The only changes I made: I marinated the pork (which was about 1lb.) in ginger, soy sauce, garlic and lemon grass. I added some diced onion to the soup, also, because I mis-read and thought it required it. The spoons clinked in the bowls to the last drops. Excellent, easy to follow recipe.
The description is spot on - it was quick and easy, and tasted great! DH (who is picky) said I could make this anytime. I made it exactly as written, and to season it, I added a splash of soy sauce, about 1/2 tsp sambal oelek (for heat), and also a little powdered ginger. Yummy! I selected this recipe for Pick A Chef Spring 2008.
...this sounds like something I'd cook. Don't get me wrong, I make slow cooked soups, too, but I love FAST soups too! My husband doesn't believe that soup can be made in under an hour. I may prove him wrong with this one!
Soup is excellent - made the following modifications though: Used pork loin and added some pork ribs for extra flavor; Simmered soup for 45 minutes before added spinach and thickener; Used 1.5 Tbsp of thickenThin not/Starch thickener instead of cornstarch;