Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp

No need to order take out anymore when you can do this at home at less cost. You may need to visit an Asian market for some of the ingredients, but they keep forever in your refrigerator.

Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 cup shiitake mushroom, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asian chili paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 lb peeled shrimp
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped


Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add ginger, mushrooms, and red pepper. Cook, while stirring, for 30 seconds. Add broth, vinegar, soy sauce, fish sauce, chili paste, and sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.

Dredge the shrimp in the cornstarch, then add to the broth. Simmer until the shrimp is cooked, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Divide the soup evenly among 4 serving bowls. Garnish each bowl with green onions.

Serves 4.


2 thoughts on “Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp

  1. I made this recipe for lunch today for Culinary Quest 2014. It came together fast and was tasty. I look forward to the leftovers. Soup is always even better the next day.

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