Monday, April 4, 2011

Asian Noodle Soup

I'm frequently at the Chinese restaurant to get my soup " fix " so when my wife Diane came across this recipe she knew I'd like it! I forget where she got a hold of it so I can't give credit to the author.

I changed the recipe somewhat. Instead of turkey meat I browned up some Italian sausage and crumbled it up. I also did away with adding the extra 3/4 of water. We like things spicy so I added some cayenne pepper to our soup. I'm not a fan of cucumber so I omitted that garnish.


2 tablespoons hot sesame oil, divided

1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey

1 bunch scallions, sliced, divided

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

3/4 cup water

3 cups thinly sliced bok choy

8 ounces dried Chinese noodles

3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1 small cucumber, sliced into matchsticks, for garnish


Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add ground turkey, all but 2 tablespoons of the scallions, garlic and ginger and cook, stirring and breaking up the turkey, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Add broth, water, bok choy, noodles, soy sauce, vinegar and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the noodles are tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Return the turkey mixture to the pan and stir to combine. Serve garnished with the reserved 2 tablespoons scallions and cucumber (if using).


  1. I am so picky about soup but this is definitely one I would try. I am going to have the Commander whip some up tonight....thanks for the recipe! YUM!

  2. My wife isn't a big soup person either LuLu so I was surprised when she had a second bowl of this soup! I hope you like it :)

  3. No 3/4 of water, no cucumber? It's always what you want and forget everyone else's tastes!! (jk) Lol!!!

    It sounds and looks deeelish, Brian. :o)

  4. Your just realizing that about me Shran?? ;P

  5. Je crois qu'il faut que je programme une visite chez vous mon cher Brian...
    Cela me semble tellement succulent... Humm! je la sens d'ici cette bonne soupe.
    gros bisous