Hot and Sour Soup


Guess what?  I get to make some of the best dishes ever.  E V E R.  Especially when I know the hubby won’t be around to eat.  He is a basic eater so I get to make things that I know he won’t even consider trying.  Like this incredible Hot and Sour Soup.  I will tell you that I am one person who just can’t stomach tofu. That means that no tofu was harmed in the making of this dish.  Instead I added some shrimp.  But if you are a tofu lover, trade the shrimp in this recipe for tofu and adjust your PP as necessary.

It was hot and spicy. ” And so tasty too. Veta-vita-vegimin!  Ha.  Do you remember that episode from I love Lucy?  It’s one of my favorite episodes.  I could watch reruns of I Love Lucy for days.

Hot and Sour Soup Recipe


Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

Hot and Sour Soup

Recipe Type: Soup
Cuisine: Asian-American
Author: Marbaird
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Cook time:
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Serves: 2
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup baby crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 12 frozen medium-sized shrimp. thawed and peeled
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons hot chili oil
  • 2 or 3 green onions, chopped
  • bean sprouts
  • bunch cilantro
  • shaved ginger
  1. In a stock pot on medium high heat add the vegetable broth, mushrooms, green onions, soy sauce rice wine vinegar and the hot chili oil.
  2. Bring to a boil then simmer on medium for 30 minutes.
  3. Add the shrimp and simmer for another 3 to 5 minutes, or until the shrimp turn pink.
  4. Pour into soup bows and serve with bean sprouts and cilantro and shaved ginger

3 PP per serving

Me and my baby girl loved this soup.  With 2 teaspoons of hot chili oil it was spicier than I wanted.  We just added more soy sauce.

Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

What types of dishes do you like to make when you only have to cook for yourself?

I could easily make a long list of what to make when the hubby is away.

Have a great day!


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Hot and Sour Soup — 3 Comments

  1. Wow that looks good, and reminds me it’s been forever since I’ve had a good bowl of hot and sour soup! I’m pretty sure my son would join me in eating it, because when he was a toddler he’d eat the tofu out of my bowl of hot and sour soup. [And now we share unagi hand rolls.] I actually blogged about what I eat when my spouse is deployed [My Deployment Pizza]. I miss it when he’s been home for a while!