Hot & Sour Soup w/ Miso paste
A different style of Hot and Sour Soup.. but very tasty!!--------Miso Paste is made from soybeans (some have barley added) which is allowed to ferment. It serves as a seasoning and thickener in this soup.
List of Ingredients
2 qts. chicken broth
1/4-1/3 c. rice-wine vinegar
1 tbls. dark Asian sesame oil
2-3 tsp. liquid hot pepper sauce
1/4 c. cornstarch
2 tbls. miso paste
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 /1/2 inch strips.
8 white mushrooms, sliced (I use my egg slicer)
1 c. coarsely shredded carrots (I prefer bean sprouts)
1/2 tsp. salt
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1 pkg (5 oz.) curly dried noodles (they look like "ramen noodles), cooked and drained
1-Heat broth in a large saucepan to simmering
2-Mix vinegar, oil and pepper sauce in a small bowl. Stir in cornstarch until smoothe and well blended.
3-Stir miso paste into hot brogh to dissolve. Add chicken, mushrooms, carrots and salt; return to simmering. Re-whish the cornstarch mix; stir into soup along with the scallions.
Simmer until slightly thickened (about 1 minute).
4-Divide Noodles among serving bowls; ladle in soup.