thai curry soup.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

thai curry soup

the international food aisle is overwhelming, no? it's hard enough to read labels of foods you normally buy, much less a list of ingredients i can't always pronounce. BUT, i challenge you to cook outside of your comfort zone and try something new. conquering even the smallest thing (like a new recipe) can be such a mood booster, and depending on what you add, this one's vegan. if it weren't for the horrific soy cheese options, me and veganism might just get along. eh, probably not.

thai curry soup
small yellow onion, diced
1 large carrot, diced
2 handfuls fresh spinach (swiss chard works well too)
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tsp red curry paste
1/2 can coconut milk
1 box (32oz) chicken or vegetable stock
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger or fresh minced
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp brown sugar
4oz udon or rice noodles
pinch of red pepper flakes (if you wish)
1 lime

optional garnishes:
salted cashews
salted peanuts
diced green onions

1. saute onion and carrot in a few glugs of olive oil until tender. add garlic and cook for another minute.
2. add red curry paste and mash/mix until evenly distributed. add coconut milk, chicken/vegetable broth, curry powder, ginger, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, and brown sugar.
3. stir for a minute and then add spinach or chard.
4. simmer until the greens are cooked down, then add noodles and cook according to package directions. less is more or else your end result will look something like pad thai instead of a brothy soup.
5. add lime juice to taste (1/2 of a juicy lime should do it) before serving and garnish as you wish.

original recipe from kate miss.


Meghan Mella said...

Sounds delicious!

I am living in Sweden now, and I was told there is an American section in the grocery stores (it contains marshmallows). I found it the other day. Located, of course, in the international foods aisle!

the southern hostess said...

Wishing this was my lunch today.

Mary said...

Ooh this looks good. Wondering now if my kids would try it. Hmmm...

Danielle E. Alvarez said...

So simple! I love this soup but figured it'd be too complicated for me to make. Thanks for the recipe!

rebecca said...

i'm curious to know what else is in the american food aisle.

Kim said...

This looks great! Soy cheese is atrocious, and really bad for you to boot. Definitely bookmarking this recipe for later.

Kyla said...

Mmm, this sounds so good! I've been really into making soups lately, and this just looks delicious!

Amanda said...

Yummm, this looks good (and perfect for these freezing days)!

Jennifer Rod said...

this looks so delicious and perfect. i want it now!!

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

This sounds DELICIOUS–and I'm with you. Veganism and me get along pretty well until cheese.

Unknown said...

How many would this serve? I am thinking 4???

TheBeautyFile said...

This looks OUTRAGEOUS. Totally want to make, asap.

rebecca said...

yes! 4.

The Egg said...


xo the egg out west.

Brenda Wilkerson said...

I bought a few cans of coconut milk on sale and haven't known what to do with them. This looks like a winner!

Sora said...

I've just found your blog - and loving it! I'm so going to try this. Yum!

Anonymous said...

I made this last night and we loved it.
My husband actually connected (after his third bowl) that it was the best soup I've ever made.
Also loved the pasta fagiole recipe you put up.
we are loving the recopes you put up, so going to make your chicken chili tonight.

Big thanks.

rebecca said...

thanks so much for the feedback! :)

Living on Love said...

Made this for dinner tonight and it was DELISH! Even my 2 year-old ate it :)

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