thai coconut soup

Sunday, January 20, 2013

1) with shrimp 2) add basmati rice to the bowl before adding soup 3) with chicken 4) recipe & current favourite cookbook

If you remember my No.1 resolution* for this year was/is to cook more Asian food ('cause we love it & for the most part it's super healthy and fits perfectly into our diet plan). This Thai coconut soup is very easy, absolutely delicious and is a great way to use up any assortment of vegetables you may have in the fridge. My adaptations from the recipe above are as follows.

- substitute fresh ginger for galangal (we like lots of ginger)
- I use my fav garlic-chilli sauce instead of fresh chilli (1-3tsps depending on how hot you like it)
- 1 can of coconut milk and 2 cups of chicken broth (tetra pack)
- poach a chicken breast in the broth, cool, shred and add back in for chicken version
- poach medium/large raw shell on frozen (thawed) or fresh shrimp in broth, 4-6 per person
- my essential veggies are corn & tomato (cherry or diced) added near the end, you just want to heat them
- something green is nice - in the chicken version thinly sliced celery & carrot just cooked until no longer raw. In the shrimp version I added blanched green beans (broccoli, peas). Chinese mushrooms, or bean sprouts added near the end would also be a fantastic addition both for taste & texture. Garnish with finely sliced green onion & roughly chopped fresh cilantro.
- my adaptation makes 2 dinner size servings or 4 appetizer/starter servings (we add 1/2 cup of basmati rice to the bowl before ladling in the soup to make a meal of it).

Trust me ... you'll be making this soup all the time. It's a taste sensation ;-) Enjoy !

* I'm doing amazingly well with my first 5 resolutions. I'll be sure to post the remaining 5 + my final decision for my "one little word" for 2013 before this month is up - promise ;-)


  1. Thanks - I have chicken, fresh ginger, and coconut milk, and I was wondering what to do with them. Now I know what's for dinner!

  2. it's soooo yummy.
    let me know how you & the sweeties like it xos

  3. It's just me tonight, but I will let you know!

  4. I made it, I ate it, I blogged it! Soooo good!

  5. Thank you Susan, it looks and sounds delicious, I really enjoy Thai food; a little lemon grass would be another great addition.
    xoxoxo ♡

  6. Ok, that's it! We ARE TOTALLY spirit sisters separated by distance only. I have the exact same cookbook gifted to me years ago by my mother when my husband and I were just starting out. He and I share a deep love for all things South-East- Asian-food.
    Dear Susan, I have been trying to comment for weeks on your blogs, but have had limited access to my computer so trying to comment from my phone where I have reading your blog from. It is not working well. I have to say thank you so much for always being so inspirational to me, and always leaving me a thoughtful and kind and helpful comment whenever you stop by my blog. I have so many questions about business I wonder if I can email you and if you would be so kind to help me with quick answers. I don't want to take up too much of your time! Thanks! Dalyce


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