Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Hot and Sour Soup(Shrimp Soup)


Ingredients:
·         ½ pound small shrimp, shelled and de-veined
·         2 quarts chicken or vegetable stock
·         2 green chili deseeded and chopped
·         ½ teaspoon salt
·         1 lime, juiced
·         3 lemongrass stalks*, bruised and chopped in 2” pieces
·         ½ pound scallops
·         1 tablespoon tamari
·         1 lime, juiced
·         3 teaspoons cilantro, chopped
·         1 red chili, seeded and slivered
·         6 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
·         2 green onions, sliced
Preparation:
        Combine stock, green chili, salt, lime juice and lemongrass in a heavy pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20–30 minutes. Strain it. Return liquid to pot over medium heat and bring to a boil. Add shrimp and scallops and cook 1 minute. Stir in tamari, and lime juice. Add cilantro, chili, shiitakes, and green onions. Stir and pour into individual dishes.