Hot and Sour Soup

Serves 4

45 Minute Prep Time

By Morgan Shupe on January 12, 2015 , categorized in Dinner, Sides & Appies

Hot and Sour Soup

There is nothing better on a cold winter’s day than a warming bowl of Hot and Sour Soup. Chef Morgan’s plant-based take on this traditional recipe will have you asking for seconds in a heartbeat.

Ingredients

  • 1-10 oz bag dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp ginger, minced
  • 1-8oz can bamboo shoots, julienned
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2-4 Tbsp hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp non-GMO cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp cold water
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 2 tsp sesame oil, extra for drizzling on soup
  • Optional: ⅓ block tofu, diced

Preparation

  1. Place shiitake mushrooms in a container. Add enough water to cover the mushrooms. Soak for 6 hours or overnight.

  2. Add vegetable stock, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, vinegar and hot sauce to pot. Drain mushroom liquid into pot, without putting mushrooms into the pot. Bring liquid to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer.

  3. Remove stems from shiitake mushroom caps and discard stems. Slicemushrooms and add to pot. Let simmer 20-30 minutes.

  4. Add salt and pepper to taste. Adjust spice and acidity. Add more vinegar or hot sauce if needed. Add a little sweetener if too spicy or sour.

  5. In a separate bowl mix together cornstarch and water.

  6. Add cornstarch to hot soup. Stir over medium heat until slightly thickened.

  7. Add green onions and sesame oil.

  8. Cook for 5 minutes.

  9. Serve and drizzle extra sesame oil on top if desired.

Morgan Shupe

Morgan Shupe is a Vancouver chef, freelance recipe developer and regular contributor to Vega’s Expert Panel. Her amazingly delicious plant-based recipes for meals and smoothies are well-renowned at the Vega HQ kitchen—where she was formerly Vega’s Chef.

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