16 October 2010

REPOST- If You Want to Make what I Make

. . . make this.

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup
{with lime, ginger, and cilantro}


2 cartons chicken stock (or make your own using bullion)
2 cans Coconut Milk (I like the lite variety)
6" of fresh ginger root, chopped into one inch pieces
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice OR
3-4" stalk of lemongrass (fresh or from a spice jar)
1 lb chicken breasts
package of plain chinese noodles
1 bunch of fresh cilantro
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 small peppers, either Thai or jalapeno, deseeded and chopped
Limes to garnish


Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to rapid boil. Add chicken, reduce heat, and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Remove, drain, and set chicken aside to cool.

In a large pot, combine stock, coconut milk, and soy sauce. Whisk together well and bring to an easy boil. Add the chunks of ginger and either your lemongrass stalk or the lime juice. Simmer for 15 minutes to allow flavors to combine.

Meanwhile, chop or shred chicken the cooled chicken into small pieces.
Rinse cilantro and dry with a paper towel. Chop coarsely and set aside.

Using a slotted spoon, fish out the ginger chunks and lemongrass. Discard.

Add the chinese noodles, peppers, and chicken to your broth and simmer 5 more minutes.

Rinse and drain sprouts, and slice limes into wedges.

Ladle your soup into warmed bowls. Garnish with bean sprouts and cilantro, and serve with lime wedges for extra flavor.

*kisses fingertips*

Enjoy! Shoot me an email if you have questions.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.


  1. hahahaha! now THAT'S a novel way of giving it to us!!!

    Have a fab day ;o)


    hello gorgeous xxx

    p.s. it does look scrummy! ;o)

  2. Jess....not sure if I'm the only one having problems reading this post...all the fonts with the exception of the title are coming up as hieroglyphics of some sort...not sure why? The pics are fine...just the post text.

  3. I am having the same problem with the fonts Jess :-(

  4. This sounds just delicious! I must add it to my menu list for the week...I have cilantro, jalapenos, chicken, and limes in my house right now so I'm practically there! Mmmmm :)

  5. Ooh, this sounds and looks yum. I'm a vegetarian, but I figure if I swap the chicken stock for vegetable stock and the chicken for vegetarian chicken it should be just as good! Will let you know how I get on!

  6. Yummmy yum :) Thanks for sharing.

  7. What? Really? Font trouble? Is it still messed up? Looks fine from here. Hmmm. Let me know if I need to repost. Argh.

  8. Yay, Red Boots! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  9. Here's to Wing Dings! nutjob : )

  10. I can't read it either...how odd. Looks fabulous though :)

  11. YAY!

    Okay, I re-posted this and changed the font. I had it set to one of the standard blogger options, so I'm not sure what the problem was. HUH!

    Let me know, somebody, PLEASE, if you can see this!


  12. Jess - it WAS Wing Dings - that nutty symbol font.

    I thought you were joking!

  13. My last post evaporated...but i can read it now! cool recipe!

  14. Yay, thanks! I can read it and now I am definitely going to try it :)

  15. Whew! Wing Dings? I never saw symbols! Oh good gravy.
    Glad you can see it now!!!

  16. PS- Sybil, I NEVER joke about food. HA!

  17. yeah.
    wondered if it was just me that was seeing the heiroglyphic font....
    NOW: i can really read the recipe!

  18. Back again...The post always looked fine for me-

    I just made this for dinner tonight....oh yummy yummers!! This just became a new go-to for comfort food. Thanks so much for sharing :)

  19. Yum. I have chicken already. I'm making this tomorrow.

  20. Adore Thai food. Can`t wait to try this.
    Merci, merci !!!!!!! xo