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Thai inspired soup

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An easy, one pot recipe for a Thai inspired soup. The recipe is quite versatile and you can always make it vegetarian or add some seafood or meat to suit your taste.

simple and  quick thai soup

Kind of food: Appetizer, Main course
How long: 20 min
Makes: Serves 4 adults
Pot & Pans: One large pot

1 tbsp cooking oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped red bell peppers
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1 lb seafood or chicken (optional and replaces the vegetables or in addition to the vegetables)
1 tbsp green curry paste
3 cups vegetable stock or water
1/2 cup thin rice sticks slightly broken
1/2 cup coconut milk (from a can)
2 tsp salt ( or to taste)

Thai inspired soup

How to make
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Saute the vegetables (and/or cooked meat/ seafood) for a couple of minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients. Bring it to a boil and reduce to a simmer 10-15mins. (or till the vegetables are tender) Serve as is in a bowl. Or pour over rice or noodles to make a complete main course.

Keep it Smart, Short and Sazzy! – Anu

Tip, tricks & alternatives
Thai Red curry can be used as an alternative to the green curry paste
Tom Tom paste works as an alternate
Meat will require more time to cook, so add the meat and then the veggies.
Seafood requires less time to cook, so add it after you add the veggies.  Over cooked seafood will turn out like rubber, so make sure you do not over cook it.  The cooking time varies based on the size of each chunk.

Serving Ideas
The soup is so easy that works really well for parties. The soup does not need much attention, so you can make this in a big crock pot and not worry about it while preparing other recipes.
The soup is quite filling, so can work really well for quick TV dinners when served with some steamed rice or noodles.


December 17, 2008 at 7:14 pm Leave a comment

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