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Deconstructed Siu-Mai Noodle Soup
with Napa cabbage / carrots

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Though the flavors of Siu Mai are the inspiration for this soup, it's much more weeknight friendly than filling and steaming your own Chinese dumplings.
Smarts #1: Siu Mai are often filled with a combination of pork and shrimp, so we've used that combination of proteins here. Feel free to only use one or the other if you can't purchase just the amount needed for the soup.
Smarts #2: Chinese egg noodles go well with the flavors of the soup, but we found that even Western-style egg noodles were a great fit.

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Deconstructed Siu-Mai Noodle Soup:
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 8 oz, chopped
  • Carrots - 8 oz, diced
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
  • Napa cabbage - 12 oz, thinly sliced (this will seem like a lot but will cook down)
  • Green onions - 2, chopped, green and white parts separate
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Pork, ground - 8 oz
  • Coriander, ground - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/8 tsp
  • Stock, any type - 6 cups
  • Fish sauce - 1 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1 Tbsp
  • Oyster sauce - 1 Tbsp
  • Noodles, Chinese-style egg - 4 oz (sub any egg noodle, dried ramen, or spaghetti)
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Chili garlic sauce (opt) - for serving (sub any hot sauce)

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Prep

  1. Shrimp - Defrost shrimp. When shrimp is defrosted, chop it into small pieces.

  2. Carrots / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Cabbage / Green onions - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat a large Dutch oven or saucepan with oil over medium-high heat. Add pork and saute, breaking it apart as it cooks, until lightly browned, 7 to 9 minutes.

  2. When pork is cooked, stir in carrots, garlic, white parts of green onions, ground coriander, and sugar. Cook until fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Pour stock over pork and bring to a simmer. Stir in fish sauce, soy sauce, and oyster sauce.

  4. Simmer pork and stock until the carrots are nearly tender, ~5 minutes.

  5. Next, stir in cabbage and noodles. Bring to a simmer and cook until noodles are tender (check the package for recommended cook time). When there are about 2 minutes left in the cook time, stir chopped shrimp into the soup and let it finish cooking with the other ingredients.

  6. Remove soup from heat and stir in lemon juice.

  7. Taste soup and season with some additional fish sauce, oyster sauce, or lemon juice if needed.

  8. Ladle soup into bowls and top with green parts of green onions. Serve with chili garlic sauce on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (61)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (6)
Vegetarian (15)

Most Helpful

Yummy! Definitely reminded me of dumplings. I added extra fish sauce and oyster sauce. Couldn’t find Napa cabbage, so I added frozen green peas. Used fettuccine for the noodles. This would be good with rice noodles too.

By: Ryan
Posted: Feb 03, 2022
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

45 reviews

My fresh mushrooms had gone bad by the time I cooked this, so I had to rehydrate some dried shiitakes. That likely contributed to the problem, but I think even with them the vegetarian version was very boring and bland. I added a ton more hoisin and spice to kick it up.

By: Jenna
Posted: Mar 31, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Super yummy and came together quickly having done the weekend prep.

By: Rosemary
Posted: Mar 10, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Wasn’t sure about this one but it was super fantastic and made great leftovers too.

By: Christy
Posted: Mar 10, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very flavorful and easy to prepare.

By: Melissa
Posted: Mar 03, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Outstanding, Loved the flavors. Added extra oyster sauce and used udon noodles. Used coleslaw mix instead of Napa cabbage. More available in my neck of the woods. Definitely a repeat

By: Nancy
Posted: Feb 21, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I thought this was delicious. Used green cabbage instead of napa cabbage. For 4 servings I used all the pork and all the shrimp that came in the package (1 lb pork and 12 oz shrimp) and no complaints there! Used beef stock, which I think really helped flavor the broth. Also salt & peppered the pork while it was browning. Used 6 oz ramen instead. Would definitely make again.

By: Angela
Posted: Feb 16, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful