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Thai-Style Soup with Tofu Dumplings

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Category: Soups, Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • -----------------------------TOFU AND MARINADE-----------------------------
  • 10 oz Tofu Mori-nu lite firm
  • 1/2 c Sake; or sherry
  • 1/4 c Low sodium tamari soy sauce
  • 1/2 ts Minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 ts Minced fresh ginger


6 c Low sodium vegetable broth
1 tb Fish sauce; or to taste
1 ts Minced fresh garlic
1 ts Minced fresh ginger
1/2 c Chopped fresh cilantro; OR
-flat leaf parsley
8 oz Cellophane noodles;
-rehydrated, OR substitute
-other lowfat thin pasta

1 ts Flour
1 Egg white; OR 2-Tbs liquid
-egg substitute
1/3 c Finely chopped green onions;
-both white and green parts
1/2 ts Minced fresh garlic
1/2 ts Minced fresh ginger
Red pepper flakes; optional

Glass noodles, rice sticks, or mung bean noodles may be used in this soup.
Or try it with thin spaghetti made from wheat or rice. Fish sauce is
discussed below. Garlic and ginger are added to the marinade, the broth and
the dumplings. Serve the soup as a first course or with a salad for a light
meal. Time: 30 minutes Marinade; 10 mins prep. Equip: Food processor or

1. Drain tofu and cut into 1/2-inch slices. Marinate the tofu slices in a
single layer in the sake, soy, 1/2 teaspoon each minced garlic and ginger
for 30 minutes.

2. Prepare the noodles as directed on the package.

3. Bring vegetable broth to a simmer. Add 1 teaspoon each chopped ginger
and garlic. Add fish sauce and cilantro. Adjust flavor.

4. Put tofu in a food procesor with the flour, egg white, scallions and 1/2
teaspoon each chopped ginger and garlic. Process quickly. You may add a
little more flour to make a smooth paste of the tofu. Remove and shape into
1-inch balls or drop by rounded spoonful into the soup. Poach the dumplings
gently for 1 minutes in the simmering broth, until they expand and float to
the top. Add the noodles and red pepper flakes. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.

It's easy to think of ways to vary this basic idea. Use the dumplings in a
vegetable stew as you might Brunswick stew. You could add vegetables, vary
the broth, the herbs and the spices.

VEGETABLE SOUP WITH TOFU DUMPLINGS: Omit noodles. Add finely shredded
vegetables such as carrot, zucchini, green bean. Simmer in the broth 1 to 2
minutes. Remove. Bring broth to a simmer and cook dumplings. Combine and

TORTILLA SOUP WITH TOFU DUMPLINGS: Substitute a bottled mole sauce or
minced onion for the ginger. Marinate tofu in tangy or hot V-8 juice
cocktail with garlic and chipotle barbecue sauce. For the broth, use
bouillon instead of the fish sauce. Add corn, black beans, and diced red
pepper to the soup. Top with tortilla strips. Serve.

The fish sauce (nam pla) is salty and slightly sweet. It adds another layer
of flavor to the broth. You could leave it out or substitute a vegetable
juice: carrot or V-8, or a vegetarian "oyster" sauce. Other options are
also salty: add a small amount and adjust to taste: miso paste, soup-base
concentrate (Minor's or Better than Bouillon are two brands), Braggs amino.
The result may need honey or other sweetener.

Select low sodium versions of the ingredients. EACH SERVING 214 cals with
4% cff: 1g fat (0.2g saturated), 58g carbs, 15g protein, 1584 mg sodium

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