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Easy Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

Easy Hot and Sour Soup Recipe
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6 dried shiitake mushrooms

1/2 package firm tofu, cut into 1 inch long by 1/4 inch thick strips

1/2 cup canned bamboo shoots, sliced into matchsticks

1/4 pound boneless pork, cut into 1/2 inch long by 1/4 inch wide strips

1 quart chicken stock

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper

3 tablespoon white vinegar

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1 egg, lightly beaten

Sesame oil

1 scallion, minced


Toss the mushrooms into a bowl and cover with hot water. Set aside for a few minutes. Remove the mushrooms and slice thinly. Reserve the mushroom liquid. Meanwhile, pour the chicken stock and soy sauce into a large pot along with the salt. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. When it reaches a boil, add the sliced mushrooms, the mushroom liquid, bamboo shoots, and pork. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 3 minutes. Toss in the tofu, white pepper, and vinegar. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. Whisk together the cornstarch with 4 tablespoons of cold water. When pot is boiling, add the cornstarch slurry and stir well until thickened, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and add the egg. Stir gently until it is incorporated. Serve the soup with a drizzle of sesame oil and a sprinkling of scallion.