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Chinese Hot and Sour Soup
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Chinese Hot And Sour Soup

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Cayenne Pepper, Fresno pepper, Jalapeno Pepper
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Setting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 265kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pork strips
  • 1/2 cup cooked strips
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sherry
  • 1 red chili peppers add another for more heat
  • 1/2 cup mixed mushrooms you can also use dried shiitake and wood ear mushrooms
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 white cabbage shredded
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 scallions
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • Extra water
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning

Instructions

  • In a small bowl add the chosen meat or fish, Chinese 5 spice powder, and cornstarch. Mix well.
  • Add the sherry and combine until there are no lumps left in the cornstarch then set aside for 2 hours.
  • In the meantime chop the chilies finely and rehydrate your mushrooms (if using dried.)
  • Slice the mushrooms finely and add them with the chili to the marinading meats and stir.
  • Chop and add the lily buds (if you are using them), removing any tough parts.
  • Add the chicken broth to a large soup pan over medium heat.
  • Add the meat mixture and stir so they don’t stick together.
  • Allow to boil for 5 minutes then add the cabbage and any other vegetables you would like.
  • Add vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce, then stir to combine.
  • In a small dish combine white pepper, cornstarch, and a tablespoon of water until smooth.
  • Take some of the soup and mix with the cornstarch mixture to avoid lumps then pour back into the soup pot and stir constantly until thickened.
  • Bring the mix back to a high boil.
  • Whisk the egg in a separate dish.
  • Stir the soup so it is moving and slowly drizzle the egg into it without stirring, you want the egg to be cooked before stirring again.
  • Adjust the vinegar, salt, and pepper to suit your own taste.
  • Serve immediately - piping hot!

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 2586mg | Potassium: 718mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg