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  • Serves: 4 Servings

Hot and Sour Soup

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Category: Vegetarian, Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Dried mushrooms
  • 1 c Warm water
  • 3 c Vegetable stock (see *)
  • 1 tb Dry sherry
  • 1/2 c Sliced bamboo shoots **
  • 4 oz Tofu, diced
  • 1/2 c Frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tb White wine vinegar
  • 1 tb Soy sauce
  • 2 tb Cornstarch
  • 1/4 c Water
  • 1/2 ts White pepper 1/2to 3/4 t.
  • 1 ts Seasame oil
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 Green onions ***
  • Salt (to taste)


* See vegetable stock recipe or use Vegetarian- style instant bouillon.
For each cup of vegetable stock specified in recipe, dissovle 1 teaspoon
vegetable-flavored granules or 1 cube vegetable stock base in 1 cup
boiling water.
** Cut in matchstick pieces, or 1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts.
*** (including tops) Cut into 1-inch diagonal slices.

Cover mushrooms with water and let stand for 30 minutes. Remove
mushrooms; cut off and discard stems. Thinly slice mushrooms and set
aside. Measure soaking water (discard any sandy portion at the bottom)
and add enough stock to make a total of 4 cupcs liquid. Place in a
2-quart pan and add sherry, bamboo shoots, and sliced mushrooms. Bring to
a boil, then reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add tofu,
peas, white vinegar, and soy; heat for 3 minutes.

In a small bowl, stir together cornstarch and the 1/4 cup water. Add to
soup and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened. Turn off heat. Add
pepper and seasameoil. Stirring continuously, slowly pour egg into soup.
Sprinkle with onion; add salt to taste. Makes four 1-1/2 cup servings.

Per serving: 6 gram protein, 10 grams carbohydrates, 63 milligrams
cholesterol, 95 calories.

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