Sunday, 9 March 2008

Home Coming Thai Noodle Soup!

I survived!

I have just returned from a week's skiing in Obertauern, Austria - and have made it home pretty much in tact... although I do have some very attractive bruises. Especially on my butt from where A pushed me off the chairlift... (apparently it was an accident...)

So now I'm home, washing done, cats treated and mollycoddled to make up for the neglect. It's after midday, and I'm in my PJs, about to start looking through my Google reader to see what new fabulous recipes have been concocted in my absence. (Current unread sat at 237!)

But before I do, here's a quick post of some thai noodle soup I made last night when I got home. After the stodge of Austrian cuisine, I was desparate for something light and spicy! Which isn't to say I didn't enjoy the stodge - more to follow on that later (homemade cheese spatzel with roast onions anyone??)!
Oops... I got sidetracked! And now it's no longer Sunday, but Monday night - and I have even survived the first day back to work! Still not had a chance to catch up on my food blogs though...

Anyway - back to the recipe... and I'm going to send this over to Ruth at Once Upon a Feast for Presto Pasta Night!

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Makes one huugge bowl - or two normal sized ones...
  • 1 large banana shallot, halved and finely sliced
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp thai curry paste (I used green, but anyone would do!)
  • Half a red pepper, sliced
  • 1 chicken breast, finely sliced
  • Handful of mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 small courgette, sliced and halved!
  • 165ml tin coconut milk
  • 350ml chicken stock
  • 1 portion rice noodles
  • 1 thai red chilli, sliced
  • Small handful cilantro, roughly chopped
  • fishsauce to taste
  • light soy sauce to taste
  • lime juice to taste
Heat a small glug of olive oil in a pan, then gently fry the shallot, ginger and garlic for a couple of minutes, then add the mushrooms and thai curry paste and fry til done.

Meanwhile, cook noodles according to packet, drain and rinse.

Chuck in the rest of the veg, the stock, coconut milk and the chicken. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes, or until chicken is done.

Add noodles, taste and adjust seasoning with fish sauce and soy sauce. Dish up and garnish with the red chilli and cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice!

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Bellini Valli said...

I love the flavours in this warming soup Kittie. Sounds like you had a fabulous time skiing:D

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Looks terrific - all the wonderful colour of Thai food! I can just taste it now...

SleepyCommuter said...

It was totally an accident.....

Ruth Daniels said...

Welcome home! I can't wait to hear all about the eating...not being a skier ;-)...You know's all about the food.

And thanks for that glorious looking soup and sharing it with Presto Pasta Nights.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

The soup looks delicious! I am in love with pretty much any Thai dish...just so many great, strong flavors...