Szechuan Soup

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Mandarin Kitchen Chinese Ingredients For The Dish:

  • 1 ounce [28 g] dried mushrooms
  • Boiling water
  • 6 ounces [170 g] uncooked boneless lean pork
  • 4 ounces [113 g] cooked ham
  • 1 small sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup [125 mL] water chestnuts
  • 8 ounces [227 g] bean curd
  • 8 green onions
  • 8 cups [2 L] chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup [125 mL] dry white wine
  • 4 teaspoons [20 mL] soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon [2.5 mL] Chinese chili sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons [37.5 mL] cornstarch
  • 5 tablespoons [75 mL] water
  • 2 teaspoons [10 mL] vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon [5 mL] sesame oil
  • 1 egg
  • 8 ounces [227 g] uncooked shrimps, shelled and deveined

Mandarin Kitchen Chinese Directions:

Into a bowl, cover mushrooms with boiling water.

Let stand for 30 minutes; drain.

Remove and discard stems; thinly slice and reserve caps.

Slice pork and ham into ‘match-stick’ thin strips; reserve.

Remove membranes,seed then slice sweet red pepper into thin strips; reserve.

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Slice water chestnuts; reserve.

Cut bean curd into 1/2-inch [1.3-cm] cubes; reserve.

Thinly slice green onions; reserve.

Mix together chicken stock, white wine, soy sauce and Chinese chili sauce into a 5-quart [5-L] Dutch oven.

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Bring to a boil over medium heat.

Lower heat and leave soup to simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

Blend cornstarch and 4 tablespoons [60 mL] of the water.

Slowly stir mixture into soup.

Cook, stirring, until boiling.

Add reserved mushrooms slices, pork and ham strips, sweet red pepper strips and water chestnut slices.

Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

Stir vinegar and sesame oil into soup.

Beat egg and remaining 1 tablespoon [15 mL] water together, using a fork.

Slowly drizzle beaten egg into soup, stirring vigorously.

Add reserved green onion slices and bean curd cubes, and shrimps.

Boil until shrimps are done, for 1 to 2 minutes, before serving.

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