Hot and Sour Soup

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!

2 thoughts on “Hot and Sour Soup

    • Well, I think it tasted just fine. You will want to vary the amount of chili paste to suit your heat tolerance. I used a heaping tablespoon of the “Rooster Brand” sambal oelek and thought it about right. It was just a tad warmish for Mrs J but not by much. She ate a bowl to go with a couple of those spring rolls we made this afternoon.


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