Spicy Gai Lan and Bean Curd Soup

31 mins (prep 15, cooking 16)
9 ingredients
4 servings
Gai Lan, which is known as Chinese broccoli, can be found at many Asian grocers. But if you can't find it, don't despair, fresh tender broccoli can be substituted in a pinch (it tastes quite similar anyway). This makes a wonderful light soup which can be totally vegetarian if you wish. It does turn out a bit spicy with the full three peppers sliced in (with the seeds)(I used fresh red Thai dragons in the recipe), so adjust the heat to your own taste. I think this also might be nice with chicken substituted for the tofu- if you choose to do that, add about 10-12 ounces of chopped cooked chicken where you would add the tofu. Enjoy!

Categories:  served-hot , <-60-mins , taste~mood , spicy , soups-&-stews , soy~tofu , chinese , time-to-make , asian , easy , presentation , beans , clear-soup , broccoli , vegetarian , vegetable ,
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Serving Size (452.78 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 585.14 Calories from Fat 185.49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20.61g 126.85%
Saturated Fat 5.68g 113.64%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 294.41mg 392.55%
Sodium 1169.26mg 194.88%
Total Carbohydrate 1.08g 1.44%
Dietary Fiber 0.01 g 0.14%
Sugars 0.14 g %
Protein 98.59g 788.69%
Vitamin A 145.01IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 44.31mg% Iron 4.28mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh grated ginger, dark sesame oil, gai lan, fresh, red chile, low-fat, extra-firm silken tofu, chopped cilantro