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Chinese New Year Tofu Ball Soup

There is no other holiday out there from a different country that is worth celebrating at least once than Chinese New Year. This is one of the best recipes to put together for that special occasion and it will help you bring in the New Year on a tasty note.

Ingredients

1 x 14 ounce pack of tofu, soft
7 ounces of pork, ground
6 tbsp. of cornstarch
1 egg, large in size
1 tsp. of chicken bouillon, granules and optional
1 tsp. of salt
5 cups of water
1 tbsp. of vegetable oil
10 pieces of shrimp, dried
1 cup of pea vine shoots, dried and trimmed
1 tsp. of chicken bouillon, granules
tsp. of salt

Details

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4


Method

Place your tofu into a large sized mixing bowl and mash it until it begins to form a paste. Feel free to use a large spoon or your hands to do this.


Then stir in your next five ingredients together. Stir until the mixture is thoroughly combined.


Next heat your water and vegetable oil together in a large sized saucepan until it reaches a boil. Then reduce the heat to a simmer.


Using your hands pinch off at least 1 heaping tablespoon of your tofu mixture, roll it into a ball between lightly floured hands and place it carefully into the water. You want to do it slowly so it doesn't break apart once it touches the liquid. Repeat with the remaining mixture.


Without stirring your soup, allow your tofu balls to simmer until they rise to the top of the soup. This will take about 30 minutes.


Turn off the heat and stir in your remaining ingredients. Stir together until well mixed. Serve hot.

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