Hue Noodle Soup Recipe

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Hue Noodle Soup
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  1. Finely chop enough lemongrassstalks to measure 4 teaspoons. Cut remaining stalks in half. Place beef and stalks in large pot. Add broth and 8 cups water; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add 1/3 of sliced onions and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add 1 tablespoon sambal oelek, paprika, and chopped lemongrass; sauté 1 minute. Add sambal oelek mixture to soup; mix in fish sauce, sugar, shrimp paste, and salt. Simmer until beef is tender, skimming foam from surface, about 1 hour. Remove beef from soup. Skim fat from surface of soup. Simmer soup until reduced to 8 cups, about 10 minutes. Add more sambal oelek for spicier flavor. Trim off any fat from beef; cut meat into bite-size pieces.
  3. Bring large saucepan of water toboil. Add noodles; boil 1 minute. Drain; rinse under cold water and drain again. Using scissors, cut noodles crosswise. Divide noodles among 4 large bowls. Top with beef, remaining sliced onions, green onions, and cilantro.
  4. Bring soup to boil; ladle over noodles. Toss cabbage and rau ram in small bowl. Sprinkle over soup. Top with chiles, if desired; squeeze lime over.
  5. *Available at Asian markets.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1559.59 Kcal (6530 kJ)
Calories from fat 1025.02 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 113.89g 175%
Cholesterol 273.55mg 91%
Sodium 3095.35mg 129%
Potassium 1011.09mg 22%
Total Carbs 74.56g 25%
Sugars 9.27g 37%
Dietary Fiber 5.97g 24%
Protein 63.38g 127%
Vitamin C 36.7mg 61%
Iron 9.1mg 50%
Calcium 202.4mg 20%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 101.82 Kcal (426 kJ)
Calories from fat 66.92 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.44g 175%
Cholesterol 17.86mg 91%
Sodium 202.09mg 129%
Potassium 66.01mg 22%
Total Carbs 4.87g 25%
Sugars 0.61g 37%
Dietary Fiber 0.39g 24%
Protein 4.14g 127%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 61%
Iron 0.6mg 50%
Calcium 13.2mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 39.9
  • 43

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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