Hot & Sour Soup

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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This fragrant, aromatic hot and sour soup couldn't be easier or quicker to make. Prepare all your ingredients before you start to cook and you'll be just 10 minutes away from a warming broth.

recipe updated 8 Jun 2020


  • Fresh chilli icon
    Fresh chilli
    1 (20g)
  • Button mushroom icon
    Button mushroom
    125g (about 4⅛)
  • Rice noodles icon
    Rice noodles
    100g (about ½ cup)
  • Prawn icon
    125g (about 2½ tbsp)
  • Fish stock icon
    Fish stock
    600ml (600ml)
  • Kaffir lime leaves icon
    Kaffir lime leaves
  • Ginger icon
    4 slices
  • Lemongrass stalk icon
    Lemongrass stalk
    1 (12g)
  • Baby spinach icon
    Baby spinach
    75g (about 2½ cups)
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice
    2 tbsp (27g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    as needed


  • kCook icon Large saucepan

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  1. Add fish stock, kaffir lime leaves, ginger, fresh chilli and lemongrass stalk to a clean large saucepan
  2. Cover
  3. Boil
  4. Add button mushroom to the large saucepan
  5. Simmer - 3 min
  6. Add rice noodles to the large saucepan
  7. Simmer - 3 min
  8. Add baby spinach and prawns to the large saucepan
  9. Simmer until heated through - 2 min
  10. Add lemon juice to the large saucepan
  11. Serve
  12. Add black pepper to the large saucepan
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