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                          TOFU & LEMON GRASS SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Thai
                 Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       c            Water
    3       ea           Dried Kaffir lime leaves 1
    3       tb           Soy sauce
      1/4   ts           White pepper
    2       tb           Lemon juice
    1       tb           Brown sugar
    1       ea           Stalk lemon grass, cut into
                         -- 1 pieces 2
    1       t            Cayenne
    1       c            Soft tofu, cubed
    1       c            Shiitake mushrooms, sliced
    2       c            Bok choy, chopped 3
      1/4   c            Scallions, finely chopped
      1/4   c            Cilantro, chopped
    1       ea           Lime, cut into wedges
 
   In a stockpot, combine water, lime leaves, soy sauce,
   pepper, lemon juice, sugar & lemon grass.  Bring to a
   boil, reduce heat & simmer for 15 minutes.
   Add cayenne, tofu & mushrooms.  Simmer for 5 minutes.
   Add bok choy & simmer until tender crisp, 2 to 3
   minutes. Discard lime leaves.  Ladle hot soup into
   individual serving bowls. Garnish with scallions,
   cilantro & lime wedges & serve. NOTES:  1. Dried
   kaffir leaves add a citrus flavour.  They can be
   purchased dried at Asian grocery stores.  Or
   substitute 1 ts grated lime peel.
   2. Lemon grass, also available from Asian grocery
   stores.  Use only the lower white part of the stalk.
   3. Substitute bok choy with cabbage, Napa cabbage or
   broccoli. You can use either fresh or dried shiitake
   mushrooms.
  
 
 
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