Vietnamese Spicy & Sour Soup Recipe

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Vietnamese Spicy & Sour Soup
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  1. Whisk tamarind with 80 ml water and set aside.
  2. Dust shrimp with cornstarch. Heat 30 ml/2 tbsp of oil in large frying pan over medium heat and stir-fry shrimp just until pink, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In large saucepan, heat stock and tamarind juice over medium heat. Add celery, pineapple, tomato, okra, ginger, garlic and chilies; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; add sprouts. Stir in fish sauce, sugar and salt.
  4. Heat remaining 15 ml/1 tbsp oil in frying pan and stir-fry shallots until golden, taking care not to burn, about four minutes.
  5. Add shrimp to soup, stirring to combine. Remove from heat and serve, garnished with shallots and fresh cilantro. Serves 6-8.
  6. Note: Try to use fresh pineapple, not canned, for this dish. It makes all the difference.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 309.48 Kcal (1296 kJ)
Calories from fat 145.19 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.13g 25%
Cholesterol 32.63mg 11%
Sodium 929.55mg 39%
Potassium 405.76mg 9%
Total Carbs 36.2g 12%
Sugars 13.19g 53%
Dietary Fiber 3.71g 15%
Protein 7.95g 16%
Vitamin C 32.5mg 54%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 59.8mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 128.06 Kcal (536 kJ)
Calories from fat 60.08 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.68g 25%
Cholesterol 13.5mg 11%
Sodium 384.64mg 39%
Potassium 167.9mg 9%
Total Carbs 14.98g 12%
Sugars 5.46g 53%
Dietary Fiber 1.54g 15%
Protein 3.29g 16%
Vitamin C 13.4mg 54%
Iron 0.6mg 8%
Calcium 24.8mg 6%

* 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

  • 6.8
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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