Thai Coconut Curry Soup
I love the flavors of Thai food. I've been looking for a long time for a Thai curry soup that I could make at home with the perfect blend of flavors and this is it! This is a very simple dish to make."Love it, making it for second time to enter it in a cook off at work!" - LMchezie
Yield: 4 Servings Ready in 40 minutes
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|2 14 oz cansCoconut milk|
|1 tablespoonRed Thai Curry Paste; I use Thai Kitchen Brand|
|1 bunchCilantro Roots|
|2 eachboneless, skinless chicken breasts; thinly sliced|
|2 cupsChicken broth|
|1 Carrot; shredded|
|2 stalks of lemon grass; halved lengthwise, woody leaves removed, flattend with side of kitchen knife|
|2 tablespoonsFish Sauce|
|2 Limes; Zest and Juice|
|1 tablespoonFresh ginger; grated|
|8 ouncesRice Noodles; I like the Thai Kitchen Stir Fry Noodles|
|1 cupWhite mushrooms; thinly sliced|
|1 bunchCilantro leaves; chopped|
|3 eachGreen Onions; thinly sliced|
Thai Coconut Curry Soup Preparation
Scoop the thick coconut cream from the top of just one of the cans into a large stockpot set over a medium-high heat. Melt the cream, add the curry paste and stir for a few minutes until they begin to sizzle.
Add the cilantro roots and chicken and saut? until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
Add the coconut juice from the first can and all the contents of the second can along with the chicken broth, carrot, lemon grass, fish sauce, grated ginger and lime zest and juice. Simmer for 20 minutes or so.
In a separate pot, bring a potful of water to a boil and add the rice noodles, remove from heat and let stand until the noodles soften, about 5 minutes. Rice noodles don?t need to simmer like pasta to cook; they simply need to rehydrate in the hot liquid. Drain liquid and set aside in a separate bowl and mix in some vegetable oil to keep noodels from sticking.
Remove the lemon grass stalks from the broth and add the mushrooms. Taste and season with a touch more salt (or soy sauce) as needed. Let soup simmer another 3 minutes until the mushrooms slightly soften.
Ladle noodles into the bottom of large serving bowls and ladle the soup over the noodles. Garnish as desired with the green onions and cilantro leaves.
Variations: You can also substitute beef or shrimp for the chicken.
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