Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Vitenamese Pho (with Pork)

If you've ever had Pho, you know how good it is and how you crave it at the worst possible time! If you haven't - well, try this recipe! You'll see that this soup is simple and quick. The secret is in the condiments, served on the side, and added to the pho to taste. It's all about the condiments! Next time, I think I'll find a stalk of lemongrass to simmer in the broth.

3 cups chicken broth
3 cups water
2 scallions (green onions)
1 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled
1 garlic clove
1 tablespoon fish sauce
pork tenderloin, cut into thin slices
1 teaspoon red chili paste
Egg noodles (superfine - Asian type)
Rice noodles (rice stick)

Lime wedges
fresh cilantro
fresh thai basil
bean sprouts
fish sauce
soy sauce

In a large stock pot, add the chicken broth, water, scallions, garlic, and fish sauce. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add the sliced pork. Simmer another 15 minutes or until pork is fully cooked.

In a separate pot, cook the noodles and set aside.

Serve the soup with the noodles and add in the condiments to taste.

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