September Soup: Spicy Thai Noodle Soup
Okay, we're literally flying through September here. Right?? I maybe should have saved these soup recipes for October because I don't know about where you're from, but here in Boston.. it's no where near soup weather. But... too late now, we're here, we're doing this, we're eating soup bitches!
I had a hard time deciding which soup I wanted to make next. I knew I wanted something with chicken but searching "chicken soup recipes" on Pinterest gets pretty boring. There are about 8,925 "chicken noodle soup" recipes and every once in a while you'll see a "white chicken chili" or something like that.
When I came across this Spicy Thai Noodle Soup I was veryyyy intrigued. I love noodles, I love spicy food, I love chicken.. what more could I ask for?! Just a warning, there are a lot of different ingredients that go into this soup. Most of which I didn't have in my fridge/cabinet already, which was kind of annoying. But on the bright side, now I do have them all in my collection and will definitely be using them in other recipes.
Okay, I'm done chatting.. let's make some soup!
What You'll Need:
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 medium onion
- 1/2 of a red bell pepper
- 1 tbsp grated ginger/ginger paste
- 2 tbsp red curry paste
- 1 tbsp cilantro paste
- 1 tbsp lemongrass paste
- 1 tbsp red chili paste
- 2 tbsp coconut or olive oil
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 can of coconut milk
- shredded chicken
- 1 package of noodles
1. Boil some water for your noodles (if you plan on eating the soup in one serving you can just cook the noodles in the soup, but if you plan on having left overs - boil separate so that they don't get soggy)
2. Throw the garlic, chopped onion, chopped pepper, curry paste, cilantro paste, lemongrass paste and red chili paste into a food processor and pulse until everything is blended. Put the oil in a pot, let it heat up and then add the mixture from the food processor. Heat that for about 3 minutes.
3. Add your chicken to the pot (I picked up a rotisserie chicken at Stop & Shop and used the meat from that). Add chicken broth, coconut milk and fish sauce. Bring this to a simmer and taste to see if any salt needs to be added.
4. Once your noodles are done, you're ready to eat. Add the noodles to a bowl, cover with the broth and chicken mixture, garnish with cilantro, maybe some chili peppers, or even peanuts if you're feeling fancy and ta-da!
There you go! A quick and easy dinner! I loved that this was a little out of my comfort zone cooking wise. I've never cooked with a few of these ingredients.. Like the curry paste, coconut milk, lemongrass. I'm really excited to see what other foods I can incorporate these flavors into.
Hope you guys enjoyed this post, see you soon for our final (deliciousssssss) September Soup!