Thai Tofu-Pork Soup

You can never have too many Asian recipes, so give Thai Tofu-Pork Soup a try. This gluten free and dairy free recipe serves 4 and costs $2.31 per serving. This soup has 268 calories, 21g of protein, and 17g of fat per serving. Head to the store and pick up broth, light soy sauce, white peppercorns, and a few other things to make it today. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Autumn. This recipe from Serious Eats has 61 fans. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 30 minutes. Overall, this recipe earns a pretty good spoonacular score of 50%. Similar recipes include thai veg tofu soup , how to make thai veg tofu soup, Thai Tofu Zoodle Soup, and Thai Curry Vegetable And Tofu Soup Recipe.

Servings: 4

 

Ingredients:

4 1/2 cups water or low sodium homemade broth made with chicken carcasses or pork bones, or low-sodium store bought broth

1/4 cup finely-chopped cilantro stems or 2 cilantro roots, chopped

1/4 cup cilantro leaves

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fish sauce

2 medium cloves garlic, peeled

2 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces

1/2 pound ground pork (with 20% fat for maximum flavor)

1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons light soy sauce

1 pound firm tofu packed in water, drained and cut into 1-inch cubes

1/2 teaspoon whole white peppercorns

Equipment:

mortar and pestle

mixing bowl

sauce pan

ladle

bowl

Cooking instruction summary:

Procedures 1 In a mortar or a small chopper, make a fine paste out of the garlic, cilantro stems/roots, and peppercorns. 2 Place the ground pork into a mixing bowl and add to it the prepared paste. Add 2 teaspoons of soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of fish sauce. Mix until homogenous; set aside. 3 Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Reduce to a simmer. Form pork paste into 1-inch balls and gently drop into simmering water. Repeat until all the pork paste is gone. Cook until pork balls float, about 2 minutes. 4 Add the remaining soy sauce and fish sauce to the broth. Gently add the tofu cubes to the broth; return to a simmer, then add the green onions and remove from heat immediately. Adjust the seasoning as necessary with more fish sauce. 5 Ladle soup into a serving bowl. Garnish with cilantro leaves. Some freshly-ground white pepper on top is optional, but recommended. Serve hot with steamed jasmine rice.

 

Step by step:


1. In a mortar or a small chopper, make a fine paste out of the garlic, cilantro stems/roots, and peppercorns.

2. Place the ground pork into a mixing bowl and add to it the prepared paste.

3. Add 2 teaspoons of soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of fish sauce.

4. Mix until homogenous; set aside.

5. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Reduce to a simmer. Form pork paste into 1-inch balls and gently drop into simmering water. Repeat until all the pork paste is gone. Cook until pork balls float, about 2 minutes.

6. Add the remaining soy sauce and fish sauce to the broth. Gently add the tofu cubes to the broth; return to a simmer, then add the green onions and remove from heat immediately. Adjust the seasoning as necessary with more fish sauce.

7. Ladle soup into a serving bowl.

8. Garnish with cilantro leaves. Some freshly-ground white pepper on top is optional, but recommended.

9. Serve hot with steamed jasmine rice.


Nutrition Information:

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268k Calories
20g Protein
17g Total Fat
7g Carbs
7% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
268k
13%

Fat
17g
26%

  Saturated Fat
5g
31%

Carbohydrates
7g
3%

  Sugar
3g
3%

Cholesterol
40mg
14%

Sodium
1700mg
74%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
20g
41%

Vitamin B1
0.43mg
28%

Selenium
14µg
21%

Vitamin K
18µg
18%

Calcium
162mg
16%

Vitamin A
762IU
15%

Vitamin B3
2mg
14%

Vitamin B6
0.27mg
13%

Iron
2mg
12%

Phosphorus
111mg
11%

Vitamin B2
0.15mg
9%

Zinc
1mg
9%

Vitamin B12
0.42µg
7%

Potassium
218mg
6%

Magnesium
23mg
6%

Manganese
0.11mg
5%

Fiber
1g
5%

Vitamin B5
0.43mg
4%

Vitamin C
2mg
3%

Folate
11µg
3%

Copper
0.05mg
3%

covered percent of daily need
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