The weather here in Northern Scotland is getting cold fast. It has been very windy, grey and cold. I think it takes effort to keep smiling. Nothing is better than hot soup. My family loves hot soup and they love noodles, too. That makes cooking a simple, comforting and warming meal easy, especially if I am busy or lazy…..just noodle soup with all it’s topping. It’s quick, nutritious and delicious.
The other day I cooked a low fat seafood and tofu noodle soup for 2 persons….instant smiles of course. There’s very little oil as you can see in the picture. The wee little bit of oil is from the chicken bones that I used to make the soup.
I really like prawns, so you can imagine my big smiles for the rest of the day! I bought some big tiger prawns for this dish. They are tender and delicious. Just don’t over cook them.
This rice noodle soup is very easy to cook. There’s really no specific recipe. All you need is a good stock.
My low fat seafood and tofu noodle soup recipe in brief:
I used quite a lot of chicken bones (from de-boning chicken legs) to make the stock with a few pieces of ginger added. I cooked the bones under low fire for a couple of hours. Then add your favourite seasoning. I love it simple so I only added pepper, some sea salt, some light soya sauce and some wine for warming effect. It was very delicious and everyone liked it.
You can use wheat noodles or rice noodles. I like rice noodles. To top it, I used prawns, crab sticks, fish balls, tofu and green leafy vegetables. I blanched all of them first to heat through.
I like ‘bok choy’ or ‘choi sum’. These green leafy vegetables always look very healthy and refreshing and taste very delicious either stir fried or in soup. They are easily available at Chinese supermarkets.
Serve with a dish of your favourite sauce. I had it with some light soya sauce with some chopped chilies and chopped garlic.
Do you like soup and noodles? What is your favourite? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Other noodle soup recipes that you may be interested in:
Rice Noodles In Turkey Soup
Salmon Vegetable Rice In Salmon Turkey Curry Soup
Fast And Easy Egg Noodle Soup
Hand-pulled Noodles And Char Siu Chicken Soup
Fish Ball Noodle Soup
Boiled Chicken And Vegetables Noodle Soup
Malaysian Prawn Soup Noodles
Chinese Birthday With Longevity Noodles
Noodle Soup And Fried Noodles from Homemade Egg Noodles
Quote of the day……
“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”