Sunday, June 23, 2013

Tom Kha Chicken Soup

Tom Kha Soup - with Chicken (Thai coconut soup)


Ingredients:
  • Oraganic Chicken Broth - 32 oz
  • Unsweetened coconut milk - 8 oz
  • Lemon Grass - 1 long leaf (about 12 inch long)
  • Kaffir lime leaves - 2-3
  • Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
  • Ginger - about 2 inch piece, sliced
  • Cilantro leaves - 1 tbsp chopped
  • Green chillies - 2-3 whole
  • Chicken - about 4 oz chopped in small pieces
  • White button mushrooms - 2 oz chopped (1 mushroom into 4 or 6 pieces)
  • Salt to tatse

Method:
  • In a stalkpot, add chicken broth and chicken pieces.
  • When the chicken is cooked, add mushrooms, lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves,ginger and chillies and salt.
  • Continue to boil for another 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to meduim and cover the stalkpot with a lid. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes for the flavors to mix.
  • Add coconut milk, stir and cook on medium for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Strain out the lemon grass and kaffir lime pieces. You can strain out the chillies and ginger if you want.
  • Add lemon juice and cilantro and serve hot.
To serve:
Serve hot.

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