Hot And Sour Soup With Chayote, Shrimp, And Mushrooms Recipe

Step 1

Peel chayote and cut in 1/8-1/4" dice. Peel shrimp; combine shells in a pot with lemon rind, optional lemon grass tops, allspice berries, garlic, 2 tablespoons oyster sauce, and water. Simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes.

Step 2

Strain shrimp broth, discarding solids. Return to the pot with the chayote; simmer until not quite tender, 5-6 miuntes.

Step 3

Devein and halve shrimp lengthwise; add to soup with mushrooms and 1 teaspoon chili paste. Bring soup to a boil, stirring until shrimps turn pink. Slowly add lemon juice, chili paste, and oyster sauce to taste. Stir in cilantro and serve.

Source: Uncommon Fruits and Vegetables - A Commonsense Guide, Elizabeth Schneider

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2lb Small shrimp, rinsed
  • 1 Small Lemon rind
  • 1 Top Lemongrass (optional)
  • 1/2ts Allspice berries
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (sliced)
  • 3tb Oyster Sauce
  • 5c Water
  • 1 Chayote, about 3/4 lb.
  • 6oz Small Mushrooms
  • 2ts Chili-garlic paste
  • 1/4c Lemon juice
  • Cilantro Leaves to taste

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