Thursday, December 31, 2009

Soup's On! (we wish!)

by Heidi Holtan

I'm looking through the books on my desk today for January's book of the month choices (if you become a KAXE member at the 1$ day or $365 year level you get a book chosen by me every month) and I'm stuck on a book called "The Frugal Foodie Cookbook". I'm thinking of trying some of the recipes in here, they sound good!

Here's one I'd like to try:


2 Tbsp veg. oil
3 chicken breasts, thinly sliced
3 Tbsp yellow curry paste
1 " piece ginger, grated
2 carrots, thinly sliced
1 cup shitake mushrooms, sliced
4 cups coconut milk
4 cups chicken stock
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp sugar
4 oz rice noodles
1 head broccoli, cut into small florets
Bean sprouts for garnish

Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add chicken; saute until browned, about 4 minutes. Stir in curry paste and ginger. Add carrots and mushrooms; continue to cook another 2 minutes. Stir in coconut milk, stock, lime juice, fish sauce, soy sauce, and sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer; cook 15 minutes. Add noodles and broccoli; cook 5 more minutes, until noodles have softened. Ladle into bowls, top with bean sprouts, and serve hot.

What's your favorite soup recipe or soup you'd like to try?

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