Tuesday, January 12

Recipe: Thai Glass Noodle Soup

During these harsh winter months nothing tastes better than soup. So to continue our series on soups we are featuring a noodle soup from Thailand. This dish is fairly simple to make and easily modified to match your desired tastes. For an added touch all items available at the store will be highlighted in yellow. Click Read More to for ingredients and instructions.

1/2 lb ground pork
3 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp ground white pepper
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup water
6 cups chicken stock
5 oz bean thread noodles soaked in water for 15 minutes
4 dried shiitake mushrooms soaked in water for 20 minutes then drain
1 cup chopped celery
2 Tbl fish sauce
1 tsp sugar
scallions, cilantro and fried garlic for garnish

1. Combine pork, garlic, pepper, and half of the salt. Add a small amount of water if dry.
2. Heat chicken stock in large saucepan over medium heat. When it boils stir in the pork and return to boil. Simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add the noodles, mushrooms, celery, fish sauce, sugar, and salt.
4. Ladle into individual serving bowls and garnish with scallions, cilantro and fried garlic to taste.

As with many Southeast Asian dishes the addition of Sriracha or other chili pastes at the end is acceptable for those that like it spicy.

Picture courtesy: adactio

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