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Authentic Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 - 6 cloves garlic, grated
  • 3 - 5 Tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 8 oz ground pork (or 1/2 ground pork, 1/2 blood sausage)
  • 6 scallions, chopped fine (be sure to save some for a garnish, as well)
  • 8 cups chicken (or turkey) stock
  • 30 grams wood ear mushrooms, rehydrated in hot water, sliced thin, cut into 1" lengths
  • 2 - 4 tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 - 3 tsp red pepper flakes (more or less, depending on your tolerance for heat)
  • 1 cup firm tofu, sliced, 1-2" lengths
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • ⅔ - 1 cup black vinegar
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil

Instructions

  • In a wok, heat oil over high heat.
  • Saute garlic and ginger for 1 min, add ground pork, stirring and breaking into pieces (about 3-5 mins), add scallions and continue to cooking until almost done
  • Add stock and bring to simmer. Add mushrooms
  • Taste and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes until desired flavor and heat.
  • Add tofu
  • Add soy sauce, black vinegar, and shaoxing wine. Taste and adjust accordingly
  • Turn off heat and add the sesame oil
  • Serve and garnish with scallions