Tofu Eggdrop Soup
I was inspired to try my hand at Tofu Eggdrop Soup because my daughter and I have taken a liking to one at our local Vietnamese restaurant. I find their version a little heavy on the cornstarch and a little bland, so decided to create a version that suits my palate. This version was made with peas and spinach, but you can use any vegetables that appeal. I made a different version last night with broccoli and carrots. It's a dish you can feel 100% great about eating and serving, because it's low-fat and packed with protein. Plus, it only takes 15-20 minutes to prepare.
Tofu Eggdrop Soup:
1/2 small white onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced (1 clove is used with the mushrooms)
1 tsp ginger, peeled and minced
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil or sesame oil
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
3 cups vegetable stock
4 oz crimini mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
7 oz tofu, cut into small cubes (I used Wildwood Sprouted Medium)
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 1/2 cups vegetables of your choice, cut small
Soy sauce to taste
Heat 1 tsp of the oil in a saucepan and cook the onion and 1 minced garlic clove for 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are starting soften. Add the ginger and cook 2 more minutes. Add the vegetable stock and toasted sesame oil and bring to a boil.
In a separate saute pan, heat 1 tsp of oil and add 1 minced garlic clove. Cook for 1 minute, then add the sliced mushrooms. Cook over medium high heat until the mushrooms start to release their juices. Remove from heat and add salt and pepper.
When the soup comes to a boil, turn it down to a simmer and add the mushrooms and any harder vegetables you are using (carrots, broccoli etc). Add the frozen peas and simmer for 5-6 minutes, so the vegetable still have some bite. If you are using spinach, wait until the last minute to add. Two minutes before your vegetable are going to be done, add the cubed tofu. Beat the egg in a separate container. Pour the egg from about 8 inches above the saucepan, while stirring the soup with energy. Add soy sauce to taste and enjoy!