Monday, November 17, 2008

Spicy Coconut Soup

First thing's first. How cute is Squash??

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I think I mentioned this in a past post, but I LOVE curry. I mean L-O-V-E. I could live off curry for the rest of my life and be happy. If I had to choose a final meal, it would be red curry (Thai, not Indian, you know, with the coconut milk - yum), Tom Yum soup from my favorite Thai restaurant in MA, asiana's, with Thai iced tea. EJ loves curry just as much as me, and we are pleased that we found a local place that has excellent red curry. My goal? To beat it. I have more incentive than the satisfaction of being able to prepare what is honestly my favorite food (no need to leave the house after I've accomplished THAT feat!), but EJ said if I can make a curry comparable to this, we can get a puppy. I'm just like the Obama girls. So wish me luck, and I'll keep updating the curry thread.

What I made last night (that we ate with our take-out curry); coconut soup. The first time I ate in a Thai restaurant, I had chicken coconut soup with pad thai, and that was when I fell in love with Thai food. The soup from last night was tasty, and super easy - I just packed in what I had in my pantry, and voila! Pretty tasty soup. Try it with Morningstar chicken strips!

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Ingredients:

1/4 can coconut milk
1 cup veg broth (I use about 1 cup water and 3 veg cubes)
6 oz fresh spinach (ok, I admit, not found in the pantry, but frozen would work too)
1/2 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp sugar
2-3 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/2 tsp chili powder (or to taste)
1/2 package extra firm silken tofu, cubed

Combine everything in a saucepan, and heat. Stir frequently. Enjoy!

6 comments:

happyherbivore.com said...

you kitty is so cute! I like the addition of tofu to the soup - a nice way to add in protein :)

Rachel said...

i am all about this recipe- i can't wait to try it!

Jasmine said...

This sounds delicious! I'm definitely going to try it! Your kitty is sooo cute!

David said...

This soup looks really good. Is it very spicy? I want to try it, but Todd isn't crazy about spicy stuff.

Melissa said...

you can make it as spicy as you like. I like a little zing, but I can handle more than ej can (sheesh...) so I tend to not make it very spicy.

E.J. said...

sheesh yourself. i can handle it, i just sweat a lot.