Hot and Sour Soup

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Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup Marion’s Chinese Cooking Class Recipe #1

Years ago my friend Marion taught a Chinese cooking course. This Hot and Sour soup recipe was the first one in her course. Alas at the time I lived too far away from her to attend however she shared her recipes with me. Each week she did three recipes and over the next 18 posts I am going to share her recipes with you. They are all great and with her instructions easy to follow.

  • 6 dried Chinese Mushrooms
  • 2 squares Bean Curd
  • ½ cup Bamboo shoots
  • ¼ pound Boneless Pork
  • 1 quart Chicken Stock
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1Tbsp Light Soya Sauce
  • ¼ Tsp White Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp Cold Water
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 2 Tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Scallion, finely chopped

Prepare Ahead:

In a small bowl cover mushrooms with ½ cup hot water and soak for 30 minutes. Discard water, cut away tough stem and finely shred caps.
Drain Bamboo Shoots and Bean Curd, rinse in cold water, pat dry and shred finely.
Trim pork of excess fat and slice fine, then shred into narrow strips.
Combine cornstarch and 3 Tbsp cold water stir to make smooth paste.

To Cook:

Have above ingredients, stock, salt, soya sauce, pepper, vinegar, cornstarch mixture, egg, sesame oil, and scallions within reach.
Pour stock into large saucepan, add salt, soya sauce, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and pork. Bring to a boil over high heat, turn heat down and simmer for 2 minutes. Next, drop in bean curd, pepper, and vinegar.
Bring to boil again. Recombine cornstarch and water and pour into soup. Stir until it thickens a bit. Remove from heat and slowly stir in beaten eggs.
Pour into serving bowls and top with chopped scallions.

Recipe #2 Won Tons is next

About Pat Tate

Always a very busy person Pat has been interested in cooking and collecting recipes. In an effort to sort out a mound of favorite recipes and to be able to pass them on to the next generation she started this site Family, Foods, and Friends. Again she invites people to join her and to share their cooking adventures.

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