Warm up with this homey meatball soup. It’s also fun to make it.
Chinese Meatball Soup
1 pound ground pork (or chicken or beef)
1 pound napa cabbage cut into pieces
1 carrot cut into slices
4 shiitake mushroom
4 pieces ginger
1 teaspoon grated ginger
4 scallions finely chopped
2 stems cilantro
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons corn starch
1. Mix meat with grated ginger, white part of scallions, soy sauce, salt, white pepper, egg white, corn starch and water in a bowl. Stir in one direction till all mixes evenly.
2. Boil water in a pot, add ginger pieces, napa cabbage and mushroom. Cook for 5 minutes.
3. Make meatballs either by scooping or by hand and place into the pot. Add carrot and salt to the pot. Stir gently and cook for 10 minutes. Add half of the remaining scallions to finish.
4. Serve the soup in a bowl. Garnish with cilantro and rest of the scallions.