Monday, January 16, 2012

Thai Soup

As requested, here is my Thai Soup recipe! ☺ Here’s to spicy yumminess to warm us all up on chilly days! ;)

Coconut Curry Thai Soup

3-4 chicken breasts (fresh or defrosted frozen)
1 medium to large onion, chopped into 1” pieces.

Saute with 2-3 TBSP oil (I use grapeseed) for 2-3 minutes not more than 3! (chicken won’t be cooked yet)

Add 8 cups of chicken stock,
1+ TBSP Thai red curry paste (depending on your spicy preferences…I usually use around 2-3 T)
3 TBSP fish sauce
2 TBSP soya sauce
1 tsp salt
1 TBSP Epicure Thai seasoning spices (optional)
6 inches of lemon grass cut into 2 inch pieces and gashed every ½ inch (to unlock flavour)
1 jalapeno, quartered lengthwise (I use 2 of the quarters) OR add one thai chili pepper whole
2 TBSP of brown sugar or 1 ½ TBSP agave syrup
1 inch of ginger, grated (more if you like)
1 garlic clove, smashed, but still whole
2 cans of coconut milk

Cook all of the above medium heat until boiling. Then turn down heat to medium low or low and add:
1 cup zucchini (in bite-sized pieces)
11/2 cups chopped peppers (sliced lengthwise then cut in half; about 1½ inches long) I like to use, red, green and yellow, but it doesn’t really matter.
1 can of sliced bamboo shoots (optional)
Feel free to add other veggis if you have them…these are just my favourites I’ve tried do far.
¼ cup chopped basil (or more…I love fresh basil!)

Simmer for 15-30 minutes until everything is cooked. YUMMY!

Serve with rice – I find about ½ cup rice in the bowl first and then pouring a scoopful of soup over top is usually perfect.



PS – I usually use the time when it’s coming to a boil to chop everything, as it usually takes a good 10-15 minutes for it to boil with all that liquid. This makes a hearty, big pot of soup…my husband eats a lot and as I’m from a big family, I enjoy cooking up big pots of food and eating leftovers…trust me…this soup’s flavour improves on its “sitting”…as long as your ok with your veggis getting a little “overcooked”. I’d love to hear how your batch turns out…or what changes/additions/omissions you try – this recipe has evolved so much already…lol! I’m happy to see more! Hopefully I didn't miss any ingredients! I'll try to add photos tomorrow...

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Thank-you! This is similar to another Thai soup I have but different enough that I want to try it. I love fresh basil too!
    Can't wait to try it. =)