I like this time of yr however jeez, does it need to be so chilly? We love thee, we love thee, we love thee windswept land. Come on. I can’t be the one one that breaks out within the Ode to Newfoundland when you’ve gotten a unfavourable thought on the climate.
Saving grace? Heat, scrumptious, comforting soup.
“To really feel protected and heat on a chilly moist evening, all you really want is soup.” – Laurie Colwin
I come from a protracted line of soup lovers. My Grandma made a pot of contemporary meat soup fairly effectively on daily basis of the week. Oh, if I might solely odor the deliciousness of her kitchen as soon as extra. Fortunately, my Mother inherited her mom’s soup obsession. I don’t know what it’s precisely, maybe it’s the heat, flavourful style, or the plain ol’ consolation feeling — both means, soup has magical therapeutic powers.
At present, I’m going to share with you my absolute favorite soup recipe.
Really, it’s a toss-up between this one and one other recipe I shared with you in January for a yummy hen soup with turmeric. I’ll put the associated hyperlink within the on-line model of as we speak’s column in case you wish to revisit — since you ought to.
Within the meantime, let’s serve up as we speak’s Thai hen noodle soup. Trustworthy to goodness, the aromatics of this soup will soothe way more than the palette.
What separates this recipe from different hen soups you’ve skilled is the garlic, ginger and pink curry paste. Sure, all of those elements are scrumptious in a hen soup. In case you don’t sometimes cook dinner with these elements, now could be the time. Don’t even take into consideration turning up your nostril at this one — you’ll remorse it. And don’t get scared in regards to the pink curry paste. It provides an immense quantity of flavour to the soup. Don’t suppose warmth, suppose style.
“Not everybody likes all our flavours, however every flavour is somebody’s favorite.” – Irv Robbins
Nonetheless, in the event you’re like me and revel in a little bit of flavourful warmth, I double up the pink curry paste on this recipe. I presently appear like a Newfoundland canine, salivating on the ideas of this soup. OK, most likely not a great visible, however you get the image.
In case you’re a fan of pink curry paste and suppose you’ll use it extra than simply for this soup, why not make it from scratch. It’s tremendous simple, particularly you probably have a blender or meals processor useful.
Let’s proceed on with the Thai hen noodle soup lets?
I discovered this recipe on joyfulhealthyeats.com. You’re going to want one and a half kilos of hen breast (boneless), one tablespoon of coconut oil (or olive oil), one cup of pink onion (thinly sliced), two garlic cloves (minced), one tablespoon of ginger, three tablespoons of pink curry paste, six cups of hen broth, two carrots, half cup of snow peas, one pink pepper (julienned), eight ounces of brown rice noodles and one third cup of cilantro.
First up, cook dinner the hen and shred it. Cook dinner the noodles as directed. Subsequent, warmth your pot, then add the oil. When oil is sizzling, add the onions and sauté till they’re translucent. Add the garlic, ginger and let cook dinner for about 30 seconds after which add the pink curry paste. As soon as that thickens, add the hen broth and convey to a boil, then simmer. As soon as simmering, add the hen, carrots, pink pepper and snow peas. The recipe says so as to add the noodles in too, however I hold them separate and add them once I’m able to serve it in order that they don’t get mushy.
Right here’s the essential half. Take out a cup of the broth and add it to a blender. Cautious to not burn your self. Add one cup of coconut milk and mix. As soon as accomplished, add it again into the soup pot and simmer.
“Good manners: The noise you don’t make while you’re consuming soup.” – Bennett Cerf
Properly, meals pals, I hope you get pleasure from this superb soup as a lot as we do. Thai hen noodle soup is unquestionably match to eat and is certain to maintain you heat throughout this time of yr.
Erin Sulley is a self-confessed foodie who lives in Mount Pearl. Instagram: @erinsulley