Spicy Hotpot – Sichuan Hotpot Base

Hotpot is  one of the most popular meals in Asia and becoming more popular now around the world. It consists of a simmering pot  in a portable stove with boiling soup based at the center of a table, and all raw ingredients placed beside the pot, so people can add and cook whatever they like in the soup based.

Hotpot is a very delicious and healthy meal, this is usually done in the dining table and people gather around the and self serve themselves. This is such a fun way to socialize with family and friends. it is basically dip and eat while it is still hot.

How to eat Hotpot:

Eating hotpot can warm the body and improve circulation in winter, and  help cool the body in summer. We usually make hotpot when, we have a minor sickness like cough, cold, sore throat and sinuses.  It acts like a temporary relief in my opinion.Please, do not add all the ingredients to the soup at once.  Add the ingredients that take longest to cook first, like  corns chicken etc. If you are making seafood hotpot put the shellfish first. Then, starting adding your vegetables. Also, make sure all the ingredients are well cook before eating.

Then, you can eat it by itself or just dip it to your prepared dipping sauce.

There are two types of Hotpot  Clear  and Spicy Broth:

A Clear Broth is basically, cooking it in a boiling water and has a really mild taste. The meat or seafood are the only source of flavor. It is sometimes called Shabu – Shabu in Japan.

A Spicy Broth is usually cooked with Red Chili, Peppers, Chilies, Peppercorns and the most common in Chinese spice is Sichuan peppers.

You can make your own Broth depending on your taste buds. In my case, I just bought a Sichuan Hotpot Base to save me more time in the Kitchen preparing all the ingredients and walllla! I had a really delicious yummy soup based.

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Spicy Hotpot - Sichuan Hotpot Base
Hotpot is one of my favorite soup. This is becoming more popular not only in Asia but almost around the globe. This recipe is Hot and Spicy Sichuan based. You can make it clear like shabu-shabu.
Course MAIN DISH, SOUP
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Ingredients:
Dipping Sauce
Course MAIN DISH, SOUP
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Ingredients:
Dipping Sauce
Instructions
  1. 1. Put the Pot in the portable stove and start adding the water and bring to a boil for 20 minutes.
  2. 2. Once, the water is boiling. Add Sichuan Hotpot Base, let it boil for another 5 minutes until all the spices are dissolved in the water.
  3. 3. Make Dipping Sauce. You can make any dipping sauce you like. For this recipe. I’m using the typical Asian soy sauce and vinegar. Mix soy sauce, vinegar, radish, onions, lemon and salt.
  4. 4. Start Adding all the ingredients in the pot. Make sure you, to not put all the ingredients at once. Add the ingredients that take longest to cook first. Then, add your vegetables and meat.
  5. 5. Start eating! Let each person Each person, takes whatever they want to add and then, dip it into their sauce. As the water evaporates as you're cooking, add boiling water to the pot as needed.
  6. 6. You can also serve rice with hotpot, we do it sometimes. For this recipe, I used rice cakes. So, the rice is not mandatory.
  7. 7. Lastly, have fun and enjoy eating your hotpot.
Recipe Notes

There is no rule on what ingredients you want to add on you hotpot.

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