Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sour & Hot Soup

Prep : 20 minutes Cook: 25 minutes Makes 6 servings

3/4          pound pork tenderloin , cut into 1-1/2 x 1/4-inch strips
1             tablespoon olive oil
1/2          pound sliced fresh mushrooms
6             cups chicken broth
2             tablespoons chili garlic sauce
3/4          teaspoon pepper
1             package (14 ounces) extra-firm tofu , drained and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1            can (8ounces) bamboo shoots , drained
1            can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts , drained
1/2         cup white vinegar
1/3         cup cornstrach
5            tablespoons water
2            teaspoons sesame oil
1/4         cup finely chopped green onions

1 .      In a Dutch oven , brown pork in oil until no longer pink ; remove meat and keep warm . Add mushrooms ; saute until tender . Set aside and keep warm .
2 .     Add the broth , soy sauce , chili garlic sauce and pepper in the pan .Bring to a boil . Reduce heat ; cover and simmer for 10 minutes . Return the meat and mushrooms to the pan . Stir in tofu , bamboo shoots , water chestnuts and vinegar . Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes .
3 .      In a small bowl , combine cornstarch and water until smooth ; gradually stir into soup . Bring to a boil ; cook and stir for 2 munutes or until thickened . Remove from heat ; gently stir in sesame oil . Garnish with onions .

Regular or hot chili sauce can be used , according to your taste .


  1. Mmmm, love this stuff! You've added a few twists to the classic recipe, which I like. A lot! Need to try yours -- so perfect for winter. Thanks.

    1. Hi John ,
      Surprise , surprise , I didn't put jalapenos in it , I did have some cut on the side (giggling) Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Hot & sour soup sounds awesome Nee. I love all the flavors in this! Yum! ;D

    1. Hi Tammy , the soup is great for this type of weather , thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Good evening Nee,
    As you said Nee perfect for this time of year and the weather being so cold. Sounds good to me, although I am not a fan of Tofu. Love the water chestnuts and bamboo shoots. I think your ingredients are a perfect blend to bring your flavors together. I don't think I even mind having a little "heat." Thanks for sharing....
    Dottie :)

    1. Good even Dottie ,
      I think you would like this dish without the Tofu . Soups like these you can introduce lots of different ingredients . I left the heat out but you know I had some in mine (Louisiana hot sauce) but I did use the onions . Thanks for stopping by , have a warm and safe week . :) Nee

  4. I LOVE Hot and Soup Soup Nee!!! You must be reading my mind:) We have snow today. Perfect weather for some yummy soup filled with so many goodies!!!

    Thanks for sharing, Nee...

    1. Dear Louise ,
      Oh how I wish I could pass you a bowl and one for Marion also . Snow , I wonder will the weather make up it's mind . We seldom get snow and when we do it stays only a couple of days . But we do get freezing rain with lots off ice everywhere .
      Thanks for stopping by and stay warm and safe ....Nee :)

  5. Looks like a great comfort food.. This would be perfect for me for dinner :)

    1. Hi Medeja , you should try it , it will be good for this weather . Thanks for stopping bY . :)

  6. This sounds delicious. Great for this cold weather.

    1. Hi Pam , perfect for the weather , you can add or subtract ingredients . Thanks for stopping by :)


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