I love this soup. I love Asian food and have been looking for a soup like this for awhile. I seem to have trouble getting Asian dishes just right, but soup is a little easier. This one is pretty easy and the flavors are delicious. Even my kids ate it, although it has some spice to it. This is a great dish if you are looking for something different, something to change up the everyday routine. It’s not overly spicy, but it has a nice kick that still allows the flavors to come through. The broth is just heavenly.
This is a great soup to make and eat all week for lunch! Give it a try in honor of soup week :). (Check out Soup Week Day 1)
Thai Curry Soup
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 tablespoon oil or butter
1 tablespoon red curry paste
1/2 can coconut milk
3 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 teaspoon curry powder (I use yellow)
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, or fresh minced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 box of whole wheat linguine
2 cups cooked chicken
optional add ins: broccoli, carrots, spinach, various chards, green onions, peppers, shrimp, tofu
optional garnishes: toasted cashews, toasted peanuts, chopped cilantro, shallots, red pepper flakes.
Heat oil or butter over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until onions are translucent, but not brown. If you’re using fresh ginger, add now and cook for a minute. Add curry paste and stir/mash until it is evenly incorporated and fragrant. Add coconut milk, broth, curry powder, soy sauce and ginger. Stir for a minute and then add your veggies. If you are using spinach and/or green onions, wait until the other fillings have cooked because these only take a minute to cook, I would add when the noodles are halfway cooked. Simmer until cooked and add chicken and noodles. Cook until noodles are tender and serve. Enjoy!
note: I made mine with noodles and chicken. I had planned to use spinach but couldn’t get to the store. I was very happy with the dish! Any of the additions above would be delicious. You can also use rice noodles or other Asian noodles, they just aren’t as easy to find, so I went with linguine – it tasted great! (This can be gluten free if gluten free noodles are used)