Tacaca

Tacaca

Tacaca is a hot and sour soup that originates from Brazil. Although some of the ingredients from the traditional recipe might be hard to find outside Brazil, this recipe has substitutes that allow you make near as or similar to the real deal.

Tacaca

Ingredients

250 grams pork, minced
250 grams tiger prawns
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
3 white onions, finely chopped
2 liters chicken stock
1 inch piece ginger, finely minced
1 long red chilli
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon cornstarch
½ cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions

In a large pot, place the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add the mushrooms, garlic, ginger, onions and chilli. Lower the heat, cover, and let simmer.
While the soup is cooking, heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the minced pork and the tiger prawns for 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and then squeeze half the fresh lime juice on the pork and prawns. Add soy sauce and let cook for another 1-2 minutes. Add to the soup immediately once cooked, along with the cornstarch and stir. Squeeze the rest of the lime into the soup then serve.

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