Hot & sour broth with prawns

This healthy starter takes just 15 minutes to make and is a cleansing way to kick off a Chinese meal

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:5 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 93
  • fat 1g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 5g
  • sugars 5g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 17g
  • salt 1.39g


  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • thumb-size piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 small hot red chillies, thinly sliced
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 300g small raw peeled prawns, from a sustainable source


  1. Put the vinegar, stock, soy sauce, sugar (start with 1 tbsp and add the second at the end if you want the soup sweeter), ginger, chillies and spring onions in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1 min, then add the prawns to heat through. Serve in small bowls or cups.

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