Hot and Sour Soup (Low-Amine, Gluten-Free, and Soy-Free)

My roommate and I love hot and sour soup. A lot. However, with my low amine problem, and her being gluten-free and soy-free, it makes eating hot and sour soup an impossibility. Because of that, I developed substitutes for sherry, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and soy sauce so that we would be able to enjoy a bowl of low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free hot and sour soup together. It turned out fabulously (though not nearly spicy enough for our liking – we ended up adding a lot of cayenne, but we’re crazy with the heat). Enjoy!

Hot & Sour Soup (gluten-free, soy-free, and low-amine)

Hot & Sour Soup (gluten-free, soy-free, and low-amine)

4 tsp sesame oil substitute

7 large cloves garlic, pressed

4 tsp minced Thai bird chilies (more if you like it hot)

1/4 C minced/grated ginger (if you grate it, be sure you pull out the large bits of fiber)

3/4 C soy sauce substitute

1 C sliced bamboo shoots

1 C (1 small can) water chestnuts, drained and sliced

1 C baby corn, cut small

1 tsp sugar

1 1/2 C chicken, cut very small, or shrimp (Deveined, shells and tails removed. Okay to use cooked shrimp.)

Sherry & Vinegar Substitutes, Combined:

  • 3/4 C water
  • 1/3 C juice (apple or blueberry preferred)
  • 2 Tbsp ascorbic acid
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract

10 C chicken stock

3/4 C cold water + 9 Tbsp cornstarch, dissolved

2 tsp black pepper

1/4 C black fungus

1/4 C lily flowers

1/2 tsp white pepper

2 large eggs, beaten

1 C green onions, sliced thinly (reserve 1/4 C for garnish)

Clockwise, top left to bottom right: Bamboo shoots, baby corn, water chestnuts, chicken, black fungus, lily flower

Clockwise, top left to bottom right: Bamboo shoots, baby corn, water chestnuts, chicken, black fungus, and lily flower.

  • In a large pot, heat the sesame oil substitute to medium low. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, and ginger until fragrant and lightly browning.
  • Thoroughly rinse black fungus and lily flowers in hot water to remove as many preservatives as possible.
  • Add combination of sherry/vinegar substitutes, soy sauce substitute, and broth. Add black fungus and lily flower. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add chicken/shrimp, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, baby corn, sugar, and white pepper. Simmer for five minutes.
  • Stir cornstarch and water solution till an even consistency, and drizzle mixture into the pot while constantly stirring for one minute.
  • Add 3/4 C green onions.
  • Remove from heat and pour in the beaten egg in a circle shape around the perimeter of the pot. Mix the soup with a slow stir, only once, around the perimeter of the pot. Stir it more than once and the egg will break down into bits smaller than you want.
  • Ladle into a serving bowl or individual bowls. Garnish with a sprinkle of green onions and serve.
AMINE BREAKDOWN:
Very Low Amine: sesame oil substitute, soy sauce substitute, garlic, ginger, green onion, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, baby corn, water, cornstarch, pepper, white pepper, ascorbic acid, liquid smoke
Low Amine: chicken/shrimp, sugar, homemade chicken stock & beef broth, molasses, vodka
Moderate Amine: egg
High Amine: blueberry juice (low in tyramines, high in histamines)  
Very High Amine: Thai chilies, black fungus (omit if highly sensitive), lily flowers (omit if highly sensitive), lime juice
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