Thursday, December 6, 2007

Coconut Soup Recipe, as requested

This is the funniest recipe, but it turns out really well! I usually use about 4 red potatoes, 2 carrots, and 1 medium zucchini. Oh and I always add chopped onion, occasionally cubed chicken and chicken broth instead of water. This amount usually uses 2 cans of coconut milk.
Curry Coconut Soup

some potatoes, diced
some carrots, cut into matchsticks
some zucchinis, diced
enough cans coconut milk to cover these vegetables in the pan
add enough water to thin it down as much as you like
some red curry paste (maybe about 1/2+ tsp for a pot with enough soup for 6-8 servings)
some fish sauce (maybe about 1-2 Tbs for the same size pot)
some pure maple syrup (1-2 T?, or 4? large medjool dates (pitted), or 1-2? Tbs brown sugar )

Place cut up vegetables in a pot, and then add enough canned coconut milk to cover them. Add water to thin to desired broth thickness. Add to taste red curry paste and fish sauce. Add preferred sweetener: if using medjool dates, blend them with a little coconut milk. Cook until vegetables are done.