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Edamame egg drop soup

4
1
1
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
17 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
12 min
Serves
2
Difficulty
Easy
Egg drop soup is an elegant restorative. It's a fun recipe to make and mesmerizing to watch the threads of cooked yolk twirl and tangle in the hot broth sip after sip. Use this recipe as a wonderful base to build upon. Stir in a few tender herb leaves—basil, cilantro, parsley, or sorrel—to infuse the soup with flavor as the leaves wilt into the broth. Add a slice or two of fresh gingerroot to the simmering broth to add a hint of warm spice and a wonderful aroma. A squeeze of fresh lime or lemon juice will heighten all the flavors with a touch of bright acidity. A splash of vinegar and pinch of hot red pepper flakes or cayenne will make this a hot-and-sour egg drop soup. Leftovers should be reheated and stirred gently.

Ingredients

Edamame (shelled)

cup(s), frozen

Canned chicken broth

2 cup(s)

Cornstarch

1 Tbsp

Water

2 Tbsp, cold

Egg(s)

1 large egg(s), lightly beaton

Low sodium soy sauce

2 tsp

Table salt

tsp, or more to taste

Chili oil

¼ tsp, hot

Uncooked scallion(s)

1 medium, thinly sliced on diagonal

Instructions

  1. Cook edamame according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, bring broth to boil in medium saucepan. Whisk together cornstarch and cold water in small cup until smooth. Reduce heat to simmer and whisk cornstarch mixture into broth. Cook until soup thickens slightly, about 1 minute. Slowly drizzle egg into soup while stirring quickly in circular motion. Cook 1 minute and remove from heat. Stir in soy sauce, salt, and chili oil.
  3. Divide edamame evenly between 2 serving bowls. Ladle soup evenly over edamame and sprinkle with scallion.
  4. Per serving (1¼ cups soup and ⅓ cup edamame)