Soup: Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup

posted by jacqibay 03-29-101 7:32 PM

Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup

4 cups water
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
2 green onion, coarsely chopped
4 1/8 inch slices of ginger
1/2 small zucchini, julienned
1/2 small yellow squash, julienned
3 oz bamboo shoots, julienned
3 oz water chestnut, julienned
1/2 medium onion, julienned
2 teaspoons red pepper paste
4 dried chili peppers.
2 cloves garlic
5 button mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups water
1 lemon
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon cornstarch

Boil 4 cups of water in a med pot. Add onions, and ginger. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

Heat wok over high heat. Add oil. Add onions, squash, and zucchini. Stir for 2 minutes. Add red pepper paste and peppers. Stir thoroughly. Add remaining veggies. Stir for 2 minutes. Add water and liquid from onion/ginger stock. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add juice of 1 lemon, vinegar, honey, and pepper. Adjust seasonings. Add Cornstarch dissolved in a little water. Stir well and let cook for 2 minutes.

Recipe by Don Whitaker at

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