15-minute coconut curry noodle soup

March 19, 2017

prep time: 10 minutes      cook time: 15 minutes       total time: 25 minutes      serves 3 bowlscoconut-curry-noodle-soup-8

ingredients
2 T oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 T fresh ginger, grated
3 T red (or yellow) curry paste
8 oz. boneless chicken breast or thighs, sliced
4 c chicken broth
1 c water
2 T fish sauce (or soysauce as a substitute)
1 c coconut milk
6 oz. dried rice vermicelli noodles (maifun rice sticks, orange package)
1 lime, juiced (or lemon juice as a substitute)
scallions to garnish

directions

  1. in a large pot over medium heat, add the oil, garlic, ginger, and curry paste. fry for 5 minutes, until fragrant. add the chicken and cook for a couple of minutes, just until the chicken turns opaque.
  2. add the chicken broth, water, fish sauce/soysauce, and coconut milk. bring to a boil. at this point, taste the broth for salt and adjust seasoning accordingly (it should be a little on the salty side since the noodles will help curb the saltiness at the end).
  3. squeeze lime juice and add some scallions, saving some to top for garnish.
  4. bring to a boil and then add the noodles. turn heat off and noodles should be ready to eat in about 3 minutes.

source

so darn tasty ! my sister introduced me to this recipe off of woksoflife website. it’s a really simple and really fast recipe to throw together. i added some chili oil and it ended up being more spicy than i had expected. i think the mild yellow curry paste i used was spicier after being fried a little bit… thankfully, my 3-year-old and 1-year-old didn’t mind too much. i’ll have to keep that in mind if i happen to make this again in the future.

i could probably have added some leafy green vegetables which would add some more flavor and texture.

the smell of curry still lingers, even though i made this a couple of days ago =]

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