Vietnamese Sweet & Sour Shrimp Noodle Soup with Tamarind & Pineapple
(dairy free, gluten free)
$25 for 32 oz of soup (4 starter servings)
This Mekong-style Vietnamese sweet and sour soup reflects everything that is real and authentic about Vietnamese home cooking. “Canh Chua Tôm” is a traditional Vietnamese soup that perfectly encompasses the delicate balance of sweet, sour, salty and spicy (optional). It has a variety of fresh vegetables such as tomatoes, okras, and beansprouts cooked with the contrasting flavors of pineapple and tamarind and herbs to create a robust soup of balancing textures and flavors. Served with rice vermicelli, it is a perfect meal for the colder weather.
Shrimp is a good source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants.
Tamarind fruit pulp is a good source of vitamin C and iron and also increases iron absorption. Plus, it contains various nutrients: magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, copper, and calcium.
Pineapples are rich in vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants. They may help boost the immune system, build strong bones and aid indigestion. And, despite their sweetness, pineapples are low in calories.
Tomatoes have a long list of health benefits and they are rich in vitamins C & K, potassium & folate. The bright red color comes from the phytonutrient lycopene which enhances its benefits by cooking with oil.
Okra is a great source of protein, healthy fats, fiber, magnesium, folate, and vitamin A.