1Bring the chicken stock to a bubble and add broken pasta. Let it boil a few min. (2-3) and then turn the heat to low for simmering.
2Add the chopped scallions, hot sauce, soy and black pepper. Let simmer for 5 min.
3At this point you can add the eggs in one of two ways. I prefer to crack them right into the pot and use my fork to break the yolk. I like the way the whites and yelllow sets apart.
Option 2: Whisk the eggs first and then pour them into the soup in one stream.
4To serve I like get lots of yummy noodles into a nice deep bowl and then ladle yummy broth to surround the mound of noodles. Eat with chopsticks and drink broth from the bowl or use a fork and spoon. :)
Whether you're feeling a bit under the weather, or you just need a cozy meal full of warm veggies and hearty chicken, this soup is exactly what the doctor called for. Full of down-home flavor, this classic soup can be on your table in 20 minutes.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Softened vegetables, including onions and bell peppers, amped up with spices like chili powder, cumin, oregano, and cayenne, form the base of this tortilla soup. Chicken broth and tomatoes are added, along with soft corn tortillas that meld into the liquid to make a hearty, thick meal. Finally, shredded chicken is stirred in, and everything is garnished with crunchy tortilla strips, sour cream, shredded cheese, and scallions (avocados, pickled jalapeños, and cilantro would all work too).
Basic Vegetable Soup
This soup is an equally wonderful way to use up all the leftover veggie odds and ends in your fridge, or to celebrate the freshest produce in season by buying it specifically for the dish (and if you get a CSA box, it can serve both purposes). Whatever vegetables you use, this is an easy, nutritious, and delicious meal, and endlessly customizable. Fresh pesto makes a great, vibrant garnish, but you could also simply sprinkle on a bit of grated Parmesan and cracked black pepper.
Classic Tomato Soup
This comforting tomato soup is super easy and super delicious. Canned San Marzano tomatoes marry with soft, sautéed onions and garlic, a pinch of red pepper, and chicken broth to create a soothing, savory bowl. Finished with a bit of cream, this is begging for a grilled cheese sandwich on the side. But really, it tastes great with lots of things, as well as on its own (though a basil and Parmesan garnish doesn't hurt).
Easy Lentil Soup
This easy lentil soup is healthy, filling, and delicious. It happens to be vegetarian, too, and is packed not only with tender yet toothsome lentils, but carrot, celery, onion, spinach, and tomato. A little bay leaf, fresh thyme, and a splash of red wine or sherry vinegar perks everything up. Perfect with a loaf of good, crusty bread!