Hot and Sour Soup

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2006, America's Test Kitchen TV

Our version of this Chinese soup is spicy, bracing, rich, and complex.

SERVES 6 to 8 as an appetizer

TIME 1 hour

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

To get deep, complex heat, we created the "hot" side of the soup with two heat sources—a full teaspoon of distinctive, penetrating white pepper and a little chili oil. To create the “sour” side, we settled on 5 tablespoons of Chin...

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