Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Asian Noodle Soup with Tofu and Shrimp

This is a really nice mild soup with lots of veggies and you get to eat a large portion of the soup and there is only 196 calories per serving!  That is awesome when each serving is about 2 cups of soup!  This is great for lunch or as a side dish for dinner (especially if you are serving an Asian side dish).  It's pretty easy to prepare, just chop up the veggies and throw everything into the pot.  It also keeps in the fridge for about a week, so you can break it into smaller servings and enjoy all week long or you can cut it in half if you don't like left overs.  This is a Weight Watchers recipe and it comes out of their 50th Anniversary Cookbook

Serves 8
Serving size: 1 3/4 cup
Calories per serving: 196
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 5

2 (32 oz) cartons of reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 (8 oz) head bok choy, trimmed and sliced
3/4 pound snow peas, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 pound small fresh or frozen shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
2 tsp reduced- sodium soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
1 bunch scallions, trimmed and sliced
8 ounces firm tofu, sliced into 1" squares
1 (8-oz) can sliced water chestnuts
4 oz capellini (very thin Italian pasta, if you can't find it just use Angel Hair)
1 tsp rice or white wine vinegar
Freshly ground white pepper (I don't have white pepper, I used black pepper and it turns out just fine)

I never pay much attention to how big the pieces are supposed to be cut into.  I just chop everything up with my Food Chopper and throw it in.  Here are the more specific directions if you like to follow directions:

1. Bring the broth to a boil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven.  Add the bok choy, snow peas, shirmp, soy sauce, and oil.  Return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the bok choy and snow peas are tender but still crunchy and the shrimp are pink but still opaque, about 5 minutes.
2. Add the scallions, tofu, water chestnuts, capellini, vinegar, and pepper.  Cook until the capellini is barely tender and the soup is heated through, about 5 mintues.

See!  Super easy!  This soup has a very mild flavor and I absolutely love it.  Matt loves it too, and a great way to get a few servings of vegetables in during the day. 

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