Senior Contributor Chris Prosperi has reinvented Pho, the Vietnamese soup, enabling us to use supermarket ingredients to make this satisfying broth filled with good things.
Pho is so beloved that Pho restaurants are popping up all over our region, including one that Chris says is among the best in the country…Pho Ethan in Wallingford, Conn. (It’s a simple place in a shopping center.)
In Chris’s recipe, pho is a combination of beef broth, thin-sliced beef, Asian fish sauce, a little sugar, and rice noodles. The fun begins with the add-ins, such as basil, mint, tomato, scallions, and jalapeno. Again, everything can be found in your supermarket, and the point is to add more of whatever flavor you love, or skip what you don’t love.