• Servings 4
  • Prep 15 min
  • Cook 15 min
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Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 small hot green chili pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • 2 oz small oyster mushrooms
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 lemon grass stalk, white part only
  • 1 tbs white wine vinegar
  • 1 small bunch watercress
  • 3/4 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste

 

  • Heat the oil in a large sauce pan, add the onion, chili and ginger and fry stirring for about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms and saute for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the stock, lemon grass and wine vinegar.
  • Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile roughly chop  the watercress, discarding the stems. Add to the soup along with the shrimp and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove the lemon grass and adjust the seasoning before serving.

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