Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thai Coconut Soup

I am big fan of all sorts of Asian cuisine, especially Thai!  I love the creamy coconut and lemongrass flavors found in so many dishes.  One of my favorites has always been Tom Kha Gai, a soup made of broth, lemongrass, ginger, mushrooms and coconut milk.  I know I could have easily tracked down all of the ingredients for the authentic recipe, but I was sooo hungry for this soup the other day, I decided to make due with the ingredients that I already had in the kitchen.  I have to say, for having only half of the real ingredients, I was able to mimic the real thing pretty well!

Thai Coconut Soup
 Here's what you'll need:

Thai Coconut Soup
5 cups water
6 tablespoons chicken flavored broth base (I use Orrington Farms)
2 medium or 1 large raw chicken breasts, about 12oz total
8 oz sliced mushrooms
1 - 14oz can coconut milk
1 Tbl  lime juice
1 1/2 Tbl lemon juice
1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes
3 green onions, diced
1 cup jasmine rice, cooked (optional)

Happy Sunday Funday!


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