tonkinese soup roasted camelina
Main course

Tonkinese Soup & Roasted Camelina

20 minutes

20 minutes

4 portions


2 French shallots, thinly sliced

3 tablespoons (45 ml) of roasted camelina oil Signé caméline

1 piece of 2 inches (5 cm) long of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

8 cups (2 litres) of chicken broth

2 tablespoons (30 ml) of fish sauce

2 star anise

2 cloves

Chopped red hot pepper, to taste

1 package (225 g) of rice vermicelli

3/4 lb (340 g) of Chinese fondue beef

3 cups (750 ml) of bean sprouts

4 green onions, thinly sliced

8 to 12 mushrooms, cut in thin slices

2 tablesppons (30 ml) of roasted camelina seeds Signé caméline


Fresh Thai basil, chopped

Fresh cilantro, chopped

Red hot pepper, minced

Lime wedges (optional)

  1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, brown the shallots in 1 tbsp. (15 ml) of oil. Add the ginger and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes. Add the broth and spices. Season with salt and pepper. Cover.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes over medium heat.  Adjust the seasoning. Set side and keep warm.
  3. In a pot of boiling water, immerse the rice vermicelli. Remove from heat and let stand for 3 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain well.
  4. In 4 large bowls, divide the noodles, beef, bean sprouts, green onions and mushrooms. Add the steaming broth and the roasted camelina seeds. Pour a drizzle of roasted camelina oil over each bowl and serve.
  5. Place all ingredients for the filling on a large serving plate and let guests add them to the soup as they please.