Soup: Nigella's Hot and Sour Soup

posted by RisaG 05-02-103 6:42 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Nigella's Hot and Sour Soup
Recipe By : Adapted from Nigella Bites by Nigella Lawson
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Chiles Mushrooms
Seafood Soups
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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6 cups chicken broth
2 tom yam bouillon cubes -- * see note
1 lime -- zested
1 stick lemongrass (tender inner part only) -- roughly chopped
juice of 1 lime
4 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp red chile flakes -- ** see note
1 tsp sugar
8 oz shiitake mushrooms -- sliced, remove stem
1 lb peeled shrimp (raw) -- thawed if frozen
5 scallions -- in short lengths and cut in julienne
small bunch cilantro -- chopped

Place the water and tom yam cubes in large stockpot. Add lime zest, juice, lemongrass, fish sauce, chile flakes, and sugar. Bring to a boil. Add mushrooms and simmer for 2 minutes, then add the shrimp and scallions. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until shrimp
are fully cooked and have turned pink. Sprinkle with a little cilantro and put more on the table for passing.

Serves 4-6 people

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