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 Fortune Noodle Meatball Soup

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
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Recipe

Soup is the ultimate comfort food, and this is the ultimate soup. I love this soup on a cold, wintry day. It has everything I like: meatballs, noodles, and a hot-and-sour broth. Wood ears are black fungi that grow on trees. Other members in this family are cloud ears and snow ears. With so many ears, trees must be great listeners!

Yield: Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces dried wood ear mushrooms
  • 3 ounces fresh Chinese wheat noodles or dried spaghetti

Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground meat
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground white pepper
  • 4 cups Rich Homemade Broth or canned chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp Chinese black vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp diced pickled mustard greens
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Pinch of ground white pepper
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 sprigs cilantro, both leaves and stems, minced
  • 1 tbsp Chili Oil or a store-bought version

Directions

In a bowl, soak the mushrooms in warm water to cover until softened, about 15 minutes. Drain. Thinly slice the mushrooms and set aside.

Bring a medium-sized pot filled with water to a boil over high heat. Add the noodles and cook according to the package directions. Drain, rinse with warm water, and drain again. Place the noodles in a bowl and cover to keep warm.

To prepare the meatballs, put the meat, cornstarch, sesame oil, salt, and pepper in a food processor and process to a smooth paste. Scoop the meatball mixture out into a medium bowl. With wet hands, roll the mixture into walnut-sized balls, using a heaping tbsp. for each ball. Arrange the meatballs, without crowding, on a lightly greased plate.

To make the soup, in a medium pot, combine the broth and vinegar and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the meatballs and return to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the meatballs are cooked through, about 8 minutes. Stir in the mushrooms and pickled greens and simmer for 2 minutes more. Add the cooked noodles and cook, stirring, until the noodles are heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Ladle the soup into bowls. Garnish each bowl with some of the green onions, cilantro, and chill oil, and serve.


© 2008 Yan Can Cook, Inc.
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information does not include Rich Homemade Broth or Chili Oil. For nutritional information on Rich Homemade Broth or Chili Oil, please follow the links above.

326kcal (16%)
1414mg (59%)
21g
7g
20g (31%)
1g
7g (37%)
7g
1g
56mg (19%)
2g
15g
29mg
318mg
12mcg RAE (0%)
2mg (4%)
43mg (4%)
3mg (14%)
 

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