(Canh cà chua trứng, đậu) - Tofu Soup with Mushrooms and Tomato soup is one of typical Vietnamese Soup Recipes - a clear broth form the north of Vietnam.
- Dried shiitake mushrooms: 115g , soaked in water for 20 minutes
- Vegetable oil: 15ml
- Shallots, halved and sliced: 2
- Thai chillis, seeds and sliced: 2
- 4cm fresh rood ginger, peeled and grated or finely chopped
- Fish sauce: 15 ml
- Tofu, rinsed, drained and put into bite-size cubes: 350g
- Tomatoes, skinned, seeded and cut into thin strips: 4
- Salt: 1/4 tsp
- Ground black pepper: 1/4 tsp
- Bunch Chilantro, stalks removed, finely chopped, for garnishing: 1
- 1 meaty chicken carcass or pork ribs
- 25 dried squid or shrimp, soaked in the water for 15 minutes
- 2 Onions, peeled and quartered
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 7.5cm fresh root ginger, coarsely chopped
- 15ml fish sauce
- 6 black peppercorns
- 4cloves star anise
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/4tsp sea salt
- To make the stock, put the chicken carcass or pork ribs in a deep pan. Drain and rinse the dried squid or shrimp.
- Add to the pan with the remaining stock ingredients, except the salt, and pour in 2 liters water. Bring the water to the boil, and boil for a few minutes, skim off any foam, then reduce the heat and simmer gently with the lid on for 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
- Remove the lid and continue simmering for further 30 minutes to reduce. Skim off any fat, season with salt, then strain and measure out 1.5 liters.
- Squeeze dry the soaked shiitake mushrooms, remove the stems and slice the caps into thin strips. Heat the oil in a large pan and stir in the shallots, chili and ginger. This is an important step to create one od stunning Vietnamese Soup recipes.
- As the fragrance begins to rise, stir in fish sauce, followed by the stock.Add the tofu, mushrooms and tomatoes. Bring the stock to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
- Season to taste and scatter the finely chopped fresh coriander over the top.
You can serve Tofu Soup with Mushrooms and Tomato to your family and friends. Using when it is still hot with a bowl rice in rainy day.