Thai Pork Noodle Soup

And my Asian food obsession continues… This time though it’s a much more simple recipe and pretty healthy. I love a good broth based soup. Warm and filling but not heavy. This is soup works great as a meal or starter.

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You’ll need:
2 cups of chicken broth
2 cups of water
1 lb of lean ground pork
 6-8oz of thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms
1 bunch of scallions
2-3 cloves of fresh garlic
Fresh ginger
Wonton wrappers
Serrano pepper
Fresh cilantro
Canola oil
Limes wedges

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Wash and dice up your fresh ingredients.

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Thinly sliced scallions.

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 Shittake mushrooms.

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 Go ahead and slice up the wonton wrappers into 1inch wide strips and have those ready to go.

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Add a little canola oil to a large pot. Just enough to completely cover the bottom, about 2 tablespoons. Turn on medium high heat.

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Add in your scallions.

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Add in minced garlic and ginger. Mix everything together.

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After about 30 seconds, add in the pork. Use your spatula to break up the pork into small bits as it cooks.

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 After the pork is browned, sprinkle in a little kosher salt and add the shittake mushrooms.

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 Add in the 2 cups of chicken broth and 2 cups of water. Bring this to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.

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After the soup has simmered for a few minutes, stir in the wonton wrappers. These should soften quickly. Then your soup is almost ready!

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Place the soup in a bowl and top with fresh cilantro and Serrano peppers. Squeeze in a little fresh lime juice.

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Dig in and enjoy!

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