Thursday, February 18, 2010

TOM KHA GAI (Thai coconut soup)


I think my favorite soup besides Matzo ball is Tom Kha Gai (Thai coconut soup).
I found this recipe and it's easy and so delish! Thanks to Kahakai Kitchen for this recipe.

1 can (14oz) coconut milk (you can use light to cut down the fat)
1 can (14oz) reduced-sodium chicken broth
6 quarter size slices of fresh ginger
Cut 1 stalk of fresh lemongrass into 1 inch pieces.
1 cup sliced mushrooms ( I used shitake)
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 Tbs lime juice
1 Tbs Fish sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp of Thai Chili paste (I used Sriracha)


In a medium saucepan, combine coconut milk, reduced-sodium chicken broth, ginger, lemongrass to the pan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add sliced mushrooms; peas, fresh lime juice and fish sauce, sugar and Thai chili paste. Reduce heat and simmer, 5-10 minutes. Garnish each serving with 1 Tbsp each of fresh basil leaves or cilantro. Discard lemongrass. Serves 4.

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