Not for Wimps Hot and Sour Soup - Vegetarian

Amount

  Measure

  Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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1

  small

  shallot -- finely minced

5

  ounces

  shiitake mushrooms -- sliced thin

2

  cloves

  garlic -- minced fine

1

  teaspoon

  ginger root -- minced fine

1/4

  cup

  green onions -- sliced thin

1

  pound

  firm tofu -- sliced thin

8

  ounces

 water chestnuts -- canned -- sliced thin

8

  ounces

  bamboo shoots -- canned -- sliced thin

2

  ounces

  pimientos -- minced

2

  tablespoons

  chives -- minced

32

  ounces

  low sodium vegetable broth

8

  ounces

  low sodium beef broth

1/4

  teaspoon

  crushed red pepper flakes

1

  teaspoon

  Tiger Sauce -- or other hot sauce

2

  tablespoons

  low sodium soy sauce -- divided

1

  tablespoon

  low sodium A-1 Steak Sauce

2

  teaspoons

  sesame oil

2

  tablespoons

  rice wine vinegar

1/4

  teaspoon

  white pepper

1

  tablespoon

  chili garlic sauce

1

  tablespoon

  sherry

1

  tablespoon

  cornstarch

Mix 1 tablespoon soy sauce, sherry and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add the meat and let marinate for at least 15 minutes.

Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add shallots and green onions. Cook until softened.

Add mushrooms and tofu. Cook until mushrooms and tofu start to brown.

Add garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant about 30 seconds.

Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

Makes 8 servings.

Per Serving: 171 Calories; 4g Fat (19.2% calories from fat); 14g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 540mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain (Starch); 2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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