Now that winter has finally, sorta hit here in Los Angeles, I’m craving to have warm soups and comfort foods more often. Here’s a great recipe from Serious Eats slightly modified using reduced sodium ingredients. I also used snow peas instead of sugar snap peas because I love snow peas. I like this recipe because it’s spicy and uses a lot of fresh veggies. The result reminded me of pho.
24 fluid ounces reduced sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon Sriracha or other chili sauce
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons lime juice
3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 3 inch strips
1 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms
3 tablespoons chopped scallions
1 cup snow peas
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/8 inch strips
1 teaspoon lime zest
6 ounces soba noodles
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
In a large pot, combine broth, chili sauce, soy sauce, ginger, brown sugar, and lime juice. Bring to a boil then cook, boiling, for 5 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium and add chicken and mushrooms. Let simmer for 15 minutes.
While chicken is cooking, fill a medium pot with cold water. Bring water to a boil, and add soba noodles. Cook for four minutes, then drain noodles and set aside.
Add scallions, snap peas, red pepper, and zest to broth. Let cook one minute. Take off heat.
Divide noodles among serving bowls, then ladle in soup. Garnish with cilantro. Add more Sriracha or other hot sauce if you want it to be more spicy.