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Clam Tofu Soup 
Jul. 4, 2010 4:46 pm 
Updated: Jul. 6, 2010 7:36 pm
Happy 4th of July, everyone. Sorry, I am not a BBQ person, so no BBQ recipe this week :)

Clam Tofu soup is a simple soup that you can finish in 30 minutes. I personally like the simplicity of the soup: clear broth, simple flavor.

Serving 2

1 lb live Manila clams
3 cups water
1 box of tofu--cut into thin pieces
1 green onion--chopped finely
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

Put the clams in salt water for at least 15 minutes, this will help get rid of the sand.

Bring the water to a boil. Put in the clams, keep it simmering until all clams are open.

Take out the clams immediately after they are open, and set aside.

Put in vegetable oil and tofu, keep the broth simmering for 2 minutes.

Turn off the stove. Put in the salt and then the clams and green onions, you are ready to serve.

Note: Sometimes I do not add salt to the soup, because clams have salt in them, and the soup is usually salty enough for someone who likes a light flavor :)
Clam Tofu Soup
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Jul. 5, 2010 12:37 pm
This sounds great! We love clams and I love tofu in soups...good combo! thanks :)
Jul. 5, 2010 2:14 pm
Hi Tao, This sounds really good! - I love all types of simple soups, thanks for this one too.....the congee was great btw!!
Jul. 5, 2010 6:37 pm
Hi Tao, I have found that recipe's that have simple ingredients are sometimes the best. Can't wait to try the soup!
Jul. 6, 2010 4:01 pm
how easy is that? Thanks for the recipe, just a hint Tao, I am still waiting for step by step recipe for schezuan beef- any tips???
Jul. 6, 2010 7:36 pm
You mean Shui Zhu Niu, redneck gramma?
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A simple guy in Seattle who is a Registered Nurse. I LOVE to cook and explore the balance between creative Asian cooking and authentic flavor with limited ingredients. I will update a new dish every week. Recipes are due by midnight every Sunday. Recipes might be updated earlier than Sunday. I will also post tips on Asian cooking periodically...
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hmmm, what a tough question to answer! I should say I am always willing to try new recipes. If I am asked about what I cook all the time, that would be Szechuan (Sichuan) food.If I am asked about a specific type of ingredient, that would be tofu and vegetables.
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