Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hot & Sour Cabbage Soup

It's the time of year where it seems like every one around has a cold. And if you're one of those people... this soup will fix you up!

Don't be intimidated by this ingredient list because it is a little longer than normal for my recipes. I assure you, it's still easy and fail proof.

1/2 package bacon, fried and chopped
1 small head cabbage, shredded
1 1/2 cups bean sprouts
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 can sliced mushrooms, drained
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup szechuan sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups chicken broth
approx 8 cups water
cooked peas or sugar snap peas
cooked shrimp (optional)

- Add all ingredients to large soup pot.
- Simmer 1 hour, then taste. Adjust accordingly: to increase heat = add more cayenne; like it a bit more sour = add more vinegar; need more salt = add more soy sauce.
- Add cooked shrimp (optional) and peas right before you serve. It brings some nice color to this soup.


  1. I am a real fan of hot and sour soup. I would of never thought about this for cold season, but of course, with the HOT part you will not be stuffy for long! Thanks.

  2. Yum I love hot and sour soup so I know I would love this. Thank you for linking up to Potluck Sunday.