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Pho King Awesome

March 29th, 2011 at 19:28

Husband and I are huge fans of pho, a Vietnamese soup made of oxtail broth flavored with star anise and cinnamon. Normally it comes with a huge pile of very non-Primal rice noodles, but honestly, it’s just as good without. In restaurants, I tend to order it with no rice noodles and extra bean sprouts. I’ve only made it at home once, in my pre-Primal days.

A few days ago, Husband alerted me to a blog post from Latest In Paleo that had a recipe for pho. I followed the recipe precisely, except I replaced their spinach garnish with the more traditional bean sprouts (they’re sprouts, not beans, so they’re okay), and I’d also suggest adding a lime wedge and perhaps a squirt or two of Sriracha. What this recipe gets you is a broth so rich with collagen that it’s a solid mass of gelatin in the fridge, and even when hot appears to jiggle a bit. The mouthfeel is amazing, the meat falls apart (I even had a few bones get soft) but still retains flavor, and the seasoning in the broth is subtle but powerful.

Plus, it’s pretty.

  • Vincent Gonzales

    The last time you made pho was when I first got into it and now I can’t live without pho at least weekly. :)

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