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Saturday, December 7, 2013

'Tom yum/kha' like Thai soup

Winter is here and so are the winter blues. Along with that came the colds and coughs and sneezes. What will make you feel better than a warm bowl of steaming hot soup? I love Thai food and the flavors that go in there.However I do not carry all the thai specific ingredients in the pantry at all times. I had the coconut milk...but not the galangal, thai basil, kafir lime etc that belong in the soup. This is my version...with common items in the refrigerator.

1 can coconut milk
1/4 cup thinly sliced carrots
few broccoli florets
1tbsp green onion leaves
2-3 mushrooms thinly sliced
2-3 ginger slices (about 1 inch long)
1-2 green chilies sliced
2-3 tsp Maggie Hot and sweet sauce
1/2tsp Sambal Olek chili paste
1/2tsp sugar
1/2tsp oil
Cilantro to garnish

1) Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a pan, add the carrots, mushrooms and broccoli.Saute for 1 min. Add the ginger slices and green chilies.
2) Add the coconut milk, rest of the spices and warm on low flame till warmed through.
3) Serve hot and garnish with green onions and cilantro

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