October 20, 2008

Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp

4 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup sliced shitake mushrooms
1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 (8-ounce) can sliced bamboo shoots, drained
2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
8 ounces reduced-fat firm tofu, drained and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1 large egg white, beaten
1/4 teaspoon chili oil
2 tablespoons chopped green onions

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Add juice, pepper, shrimp, and tofu to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes or until shrimp are almost done. Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl, stirring until smooth. Add cornstarch mixture to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly with a whisk. Slowly drizzle egg white into pan, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in chili oil and onions. 4 servings (serving size: 1 3/4 cups)

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