Gingery Soup with Tofu, Cabbage and Soba Noodles
- ACTIVE: 15 MIN
- TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN
- SERVINGS: 6
This comforting soup, made with supermarket staples and fragrant with ginger, is as easy—and almost as fast—to whip up as ordering takeout.
- 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- One 2-inch piece ginger, thinly sliced
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 6 ounces soba noodles
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce, or to taste
- One 14-ounce block firm tofu, cut into cubes
- 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced, for garnish
- Chile-garlic sauce, for serving
- Combine the chicken broth, ginger and garlic in a medium soup pot and bring to simmer over moderate heat. Reduce heat to moderately low and continue to simmer for 15 minutes. Discard the ginger and garlic.
- Meanwhile, cook the soba noodles in a large saucepan of boiling water until al dente, about 4 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water until cooled. Shake out the excess water and set aside.
- Stir the soy sauce into the broth; taste and add a little more if needed. Add the tofu and cabbage and simmer until the cabbage is crisp-tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
- Stir in the peas and soba noodles and simmer until heated through. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with the sliced scallions.
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Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.