New Year Egg Drop Soup with Pork

This is, hands down, my new favorite recipe. I’ve already made it three times and I’m not sick of it. That’s saying a lot because usually I have a hard time eating something more than two or three times in a row.

It’s an easy recipe, but one ingredient you really can’t skimp on is this one:

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Sesame oil makes this recipe, so please don’t try to make it without some!

You’ll need (makes 4-6 servings):

  • 2 boxes chicken broth (organic, free range is best if you can swing it)
  • 4-5 Tbsp sesame oil, divided
  • 5-6 heads baby bok choy
  • 1 cup green onion, diced
  • 1-2 lbs ground pork
  • 2-3 Tbsp coconut aminos (or substitute with soy sauce)
  • 4-5 eggs, whisked together
  • crushed red pepper to taste
  • salt to taste

Make it:

Begin by sauteing the ground pork in 1-2 Tbsp sesame oil in a large soup pot. When the pork is around 75-80% cooked, add the broth, coconut aminos, and crushed red pepper. The pork should look kinda like this before you add the additional ingredients:

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Bring everything to a boil, then add the bok choy and green onion. Cook for about 5-10 minutes, then remove the pot from the heat source. Wait until the soup has cooled just a bit (1-2 minutes). Then, add the eggs by stirring the pot consistently while you slowly pour in the egg mixture. Turn the heat back on to low/simmer, and cook for another 5-10 minutes to help marry all the flavors. Add salt if necessary.

Garnish with more green onion if desired.

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It doesn’t look like much, but it is completely and utterly delicious.

For vegetarians: use diced tofu instead of pork and add rice noddles if desired. You could also add pre-made veggie wontons.

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    Trying this tomorrow? Yes.
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