This Asian Style Hot and Sour Potsticker Soup is a delicious and hearty soup full of rich flavor. It’s sure to warm your belly on a cold night and it’s a delicious way to celebrate Chinese New Year.
I love recipes that are delicious and taste like they’ve been cooking for hours. I also love shortcuts. This Potsticker Soup has a deliciously savory, spicy and tangy base along with lots of fresh ingredients. But the best part is the potstickers are Tai Pei brand frozen Potstickers, and they cook right in the soup! I’ve tried a few different brands, but these are by far my favorite.
There are chicken and pork flavored Potstickers from Tai Pei, and you could use either flavor for this soup. There are also lots of fresh ingredients, like baby kale, spinach, green onions, carrots and celery.
The spice comes from Red Pepper Flakes, mostly because that’s what I always have in my pantry. But you could also spice it up with some Sriracha or Thai chili paste. Instead of plain soy sauce, I added a little of the sauce that comes with the Potstickers. It added a sweet note, and a whole other layer of flavor. To finish it off you could add cilantro or chopped parsley.
For my kids I leave out the red pepper flakes since they don’t like the heat. We enjoyed this soup on Chinese New Year this past week. There are so many different ways to introduce different cultures, but I think one of the easiest ways is through food. Tai Pei makes it easy with lots of ready made options, like these Potstickers, and other entrees like Fried Rice and Orange Chicken.
Tai Pei offers authentic Asian style appetizers that are ready in just minutes, and they are loaded with traditional style and flavor.
Sure my kids learn about other cultures in school, in fact they even had a TET celebration assembly. But it’s so important to continue that conversation at home. Learning about other races and cultures enhances what they learn at school, but it also give an opportunity for discussing what makes us different and celebrating those differences rather than making fun, which kids tend to do. Plus Chinese New Year celebrates the wish of “Good Fortune,” and who couldn’t use a little more of that?
Hot and Sour Potsticker Soup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 2 medium carrots sliced
- 2 celery stalks sliced
- 4 green onions sliced
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 cups packed baby spinach and/or baby kale roughly chopped
- 22 ounce package TaiPei Chicken or Pork Potstickers 16-20, sauce packets reserved
- 1 green onion sliced, for garnish
- Salt to taste
- In a large, 5 quart soup pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add carrots, celery and a pinch of salt and cook for a few minutes, until they just start to soften. Add 4 sliced green onions and continue to cook for a few more minutes.
- Stir in garlic, ground ginger and red pepper flakes. Stir and cook for one minute.
- Pour in chicken broth and rice vinegar. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
- Add frozen potstickers and simmer for 10 minutes, or until potstickers are heated through. (You may need to turn the heat back up to medium).
- Stir in baby spinach and kale and turn off the burner. Allow to sit for several minutes before serving, until the kale/spinach is tender.
- Divide into bowls. Pour a little of the sauce from the potsticker package over each serving. Alternatively, you could just use regular soy sauce.
- Garnish with additional sliced onions, if desired.
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