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Hot and Sour Soup with Chayote, Shrimp, And M

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Category: Asian, Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 lb Small shrimp, rinsed
  • 1 Small Lemon rind
  • 1 Top Lemongrass (optional)
  • 1/2 ts Allspice berries
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (sliced)
  • 3 tb Oyster Sauce
  • 5 c Water
  • 1 Chayote, about 3/4 lb.
  • 6 oz Small Mushrooms
  • 2 ts Chili-garlic paste
  • 1/4 c Lemon juice
  • Cilantro Leaves to taste


1. Peel chayote and cut in 1/8-1/4" dice. Peel shrimp; combine shells in a
pot with lemon rind, optional lemon grass tops, allspice berries, garlic, 2
tablespoons oyster sauce, and water. Simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes.
2. Strain shrimp broth, discarding solids. Return to the pot with the
chayote; simmer until not quite tender, 5-6 miuntes. 3. Devein and halve
shrimp lengthwise; add to soup with mushrooms and 1 teaspoon chili paste.
Bring soup to a boil, stirring until shrimps turn pink. Slowly add lemon
juice, chili paste, and oyster sauce to taste. Stir in cilantro and serve.

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