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Thai Clear Soup with Sweet and Sour Chile

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Category: Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 3 Chinese mushrooms, optional
  • 4 c Chicken stock, or less
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1 tb Sliced pickled ginger
  • 1 1/2 tb Rice vinegar
  • 2 ts Soft brown sugar
  • 5 oz Skinless boneless chicken
  • -breast (one fillet,
  • -trimmed), very finely
  • -sliced
  • 4 Scallions, sliced
  • 2 Stalks lemongrass, halved
  • -lengthwise
  • 1 Red Thai chile
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, to
  • -garnish


If using the Chinese mushrooms, place them in a small bowl, cover with
boiling water and soak 30 minutes.

Place the stock, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, and brown sugar in a pan and
heat, stirring constantly,until gently simmering. Add the chicken,
scallion, lemongrass. red chile, and Chinese mushrooms. Continue to simmer
for 15 to 20 minutes to cook the chicken and blend the flavors. Taste and
adjust the seasoning. Remove the lemongrass, then serve the soup, garnished
with fresh cilantro leaves.

Give brave person the chile.

Pat's note: Remove the chile. Cut 4 strips of raw, red bell pepper for
garnish and a coolant. Serve with cucumber spears.

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