Pho for twoSubmitted by: ARDUINNA
IntroductionI love Pho but am never sure how many calories are in the restaurant soup. This is the next best thing. I love Pho but am never sure how many calories are in the restaurant soup. This is the next best thing.
3 c Beef broth
1 tsp Whole anise seed (about 2)
1 Cinnamon stick
1 tsp Crushed ginger
8 oz (1 pakage) Shirataki tofu noodles
4 oz Beef Sirloin (trim fat)
1.5 Tbsp Fish sauce
Dash fresh ground black pepper
2 c Bean sprouts
1 c Cabbage, shredded
0.25 Scallions, chopped
0.5 c Fresh basil
0.5 c Fresh cilantro
Rinse and drain Shirataki noodles well. Pat dry. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave noodles for 1 minute.
Drain excess liquid from noodles. Dry thoroughly, using paper towels to soak up as much moisture as possible. Cut noodles up a bit using a knife or kitchen shears (if desired). Set aside.
With a very sharp knife cut sirloin across the grain into very thin slices. (For easier slicing, freeze meat slightly first).
Strain broth into saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in fish sauce and pepper. Add sirloin, sprouts, & cabbage and cook 30 to 45 seconds, or until sirloin changes color. Skim any froth from soup.
To serve, divide noodles into 2 bowls. Ladle soup over noodles. Sprinkle scallion greens, cilantro, and basil over soup and serve with lime wedges, hoisin & sriracha.
Makes 2 servings
I like to top with hoisin (about 35 cal per Tbsp) & sriracha (about 20 per Tbsp). You can use low sodium broth or lower the fish sauce content o lower sodium but I feel it changes the taste. Changing the beef for tofu will also lower the calories a bit.
Number of Servings: 2
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ARDUINNA.