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Thai Chicken and Coconut Curry Soup March 27, 2013

Filed under: Soups and Salads — alittlemoreofeach @ 9:39 pm
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4 cups chicken stock

5 cloves garlic, peeled and cut into large chunks

2 inches fresh ginger, peeled and cut into large chunks

1 Tbl Thai green curry paste

2 tsp whole coriander seeds

1 tsp whole cumin seeds

½ tsp whole black peppercorns

¾ cup loosely packed cilantro leaves and stems, plus additional ½ cup chopped for garnish

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

¾ cup thinly sliced shallots

1 cup sliced mushrooms

1 (4 – 6 oz) boneless chicken breast, cut into ¼-inch strips

2 Tbl Asian fish sauce (nam pla)

2 Tbl fresh lime juice

2 tsp brown sugar

1 jalapeño, sliced into rings (optional)

1 small tomato, seeded and diced, for garnish

½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted, for garnish



In a large heavy-bottom pot over high heat, combine chicken stock, garlic, ginger, curry paste, coriander, cumin, peppercorns and cilantro. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Strain broth over a bowl through a fine-mesh sieve; discard solids. Return broth to pot; add coconut milk, shallots, mushrooms and chicken. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook until chicken is cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. In a small bowl, combine fish sauce, lime juice, brown sugar and jalapeño, if desired; stir until sugar is dissolved, then add mixture to soup. Garnish with tomato, coconut shavings and cilantro; serve hot.


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