Soups & Sweet Treat 5.12.11

While there is a proliferation of Vietnamese restaurants in the greater Burlington area I still can’t resist making my own versions of Pho…the classic Vietnamese Rice Noodle Soup.  What follows are two version of what I call Faux Pho…they may not be “traditional” but they contain many of  the flavors and ingredients of Vietnamese restaurant Pho yet are much lower in sodium & will be delivered to your door!  Enjoy.

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Soup w. Chicken Meatballs….Ingredients:  Broth: canola oil, onions, garlic, lemon grass, fish sauce, chicken broth, water, tamari, sugar, cloves, star anise.  Meatballs: ground chicken, garlic, cornstarch, fish sauce, lime juice, ginger, scallions & cilantro.  The soup: Rice noodles, Thai chile, bean sprouts & scallions.  Garnishes: bean sprouts, lime wedges, cilantro, Thai basil (if available…substitution regular basil) & mint. 

13. per quart. 

Vegetarian Vietnamese Rice Noodle Soup w. Fried Tofu: Broth: veggie stock, star anise, coriander seeds, ginger, garlic, shallots, tamari, dried shiitake mushrooms & lemon grass.  The soup: Tofu stir fried in canola oil, rice noodles, bean sprouts & scallions.  The garnish: bean sprouts, lime wedges, Thai basil (if available…substitution regular basil), cilantro & mint.

13. per quart

Sweet Treat: Lemon Snap  Cookies

1. each

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