Hot and Sour Soup

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, honoring the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to our country. It's a great opportunity to learn more about AAPI history and celebrate by preparing some of these Asian and Pacific Islander-inspired recipes for your lunch or dinner.
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Hot and Sour Soup
Serving: Serves 6
Prep Time: 35 Minutes
Cook Time: Cook 20 Minutes
Hot and Sour Soup
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1 Tbsp. plus 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided

1 1/2 Tbsp. sesame oil, divided

1 tsp. plus 1/4 cup Big Y cornstarch, divided

4 oz. pork tenderloin, cut into strips

1 Tbsp. Big Y pure olive oil

2/3 cup green onions, chopped

1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, peeled and grated

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 small red chili peppers, seeded and sliced

1 cup mushrooms (any kind), sliced

1/2 cup bean sprouts

64 oz. reduced-sodium vegetable or pork broth

1/3 cup rice vinegar

-sea salt and Big Y ground black pepper, to taste

1/2 cup cold water

4 oz. extra firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped


1. Wash hands with soap and water.

2. Rinse all fresh produce items under cold running water prior to prepping.

3. In a medium bowl, combine 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sesame oil and 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Add pork and toss until combined; transfer to a heated skillet with remaining sesame oil. Wash hands with soap and water after handling raw pork.

4. Sauté for 6 minutes or until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit as verified on an instant-read food thermometer; set aside.

5. In a large soup pot over medium heat, add oil. Once hot, add green onion, ginger, garlic and chili peppers and cook for 2 minutes. Add pork, mushrooms, bean sprouts and broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 6 minutes.

6. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining soy sauce, vinegar, salt and pepper, water and cornstarch. Add to soup with tofu and cook for 6 minutes or until heated through.

7. Serve garnished with cilantro if desired.

Nutrition facts:

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories 137

Total Fat    5g

Saturated Fat    1g

Cholesterol   13mg

Sodium  647mg

Total Carbohydrates  11g

Dietary Fiber     1g

Sugars     2g

Protein     9g

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