Hot and sour soup

hot and sour

Another one for the menotbert section. This soup is basically medicine.

Serves 2

Glug of flavourless oil, like walnut or groundnut oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes

6 mushrooms, sliced

A handful of veg to go with the mushrooms, sliced – spring greens, carrots, chinese leaf…

3 tablespoons soy sauce

4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

1 teaspoon honey

500ml chicken stock

3 nests egg noodles, or a packet of fresh ones

Fry the veg, garlic and chil in the oil till softened, then add the soy, vinegar and honey. Cook for a few seconds and add the stock and noodles and cook till the noodles are soft.

I do think you need home made chicken stock for this since it’s so much about the broth. This soup just feels like it’s doing you good.

We assume that Bert’s eating fish fingers with his mates at nursery as we eat this, but who knows, maybe he’s slurping up spicy noodle soup.



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