Daily Archives: May 17, 2012
I’ve been dithering a bit on using that tofu but I finally managed to use up about half of the block on this Tyler Florence recipe. I used the dried mushrooms I have in the pantry, some shiitakes I believe, but the original packaging is gone. I keep them in a big plastic jar. I looked for some pork to use in this thing but settled on a half chicken breast. I think I used too much corn starch thickener because the final instruction in the recipe was to stir the soup to set up a swirling current so the egg would self-incorporate. This was so thick that that just wasn’t going to happen so I stirred it with a spoon as the egg drizzled in. I never get the egg right in these things.
I’ll get around to that miso soup I talked about the other day, I swear!
I was in town today for an appointment and took the opportunity to walk through the giant supermarket, looking for some odds and ends on the grocery list. I’ve been meaning to use the tofu I bought the other day and was thinking hot and sour soup ingredients when I spied the spring roll wrappers and grabbed a package. It’s been a little while since I did some. The hot and sour soup will just have to wait a bit.
These have chopped shrimp and chicken breast in them, along with bean sprouts, cabbage, bok choy, green onions, and a bit of grated carrot. Some oyster sauce and soy sauce flavored the fillings. These are the first batch I’ve made in the counter top deep fryer and I can report that it worked well.
I tried some of this sweet and sour chili sauce on mine, I like it a lot, it has just a wee bit of tang to it from the chilies but it’s not a lip burner.