Thai Curry Soup

Fall is here and Thai Curry Soup is exactly what you need to stay warm and cozy! I truly enjoyed making this soup. It’s cheap, easy and absolutely delicious. No exaggeration, my husband and I took one bit and was speechless at how flavorful the Thai Curry Soup tasted.

Mixing the fresh vegetables and flavors together made ever spoonful worth it. When purchasing the fresh vegetables for this meal, I found everything to be cheap and extremely reasonably at our local farmers market. I only added a few vegetables this time to my Thai Curry Soup, but feel free to add your own favorite vegetables or protein to yours. You could add shrimp or chicken, either one is fine, just be sure to add it at the end with your garnish. I added shrimp to my Thai Curry Soup and it was exactly what was needed to make the soup hardy and delicious.

Oh, I almost forgot about the noodles! You could easily eat the soup alone, but adding the noodles is another absolute must. You’ll love the consistency of the noddles with the vegetables. Again, making it a great meal to stay warm and cozy in the fall. Thank you so much for reading and feel free to leave commits on your experience of this dish below, SimplyBe!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbsp neutral cooking oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 1 small sweet potato (about 1 lb.)
  • 1 bunch baby bok choy
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 13 oz can coconut milk
  • 1/2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3.5 oz rice vermicelli noodles
  • 1 pack of chicken or shrimp…if desired.

GARNISHES (OPTIONAL)

  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 lime
  • Handful fresh cilantro
  • Sriracha to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Prepare the vegetables for the soup and garnishes first, so they’re ready to go when needed. Mince the garlic and grate the ginger using a small-holed cheese grater. Peel and dice the sweet potato into one-inch cubes. Wash the bok choy well, then chop into one-inch strips, separating the fibrous stalks from the delicate green ends. Thinly slice the red onion and roughly chop the cilantro.
  2. Add the cooking oil to a large soup pot along with the minced garlic, grated ginger, and Thai red curry paste. Sauté the garlic, ginger, and curry paste over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the diced sweet potato and chopped bok choy stalks to the pot (save the leafy green ends for later) along with the chicken or vegetable broth. Bring the pot to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  4. If you would like to add meat or seafood to your soup, take this time to season and sauté the protein of your choice now.
  5. While the soup is simmering, bring a small pot of water to a boil for the vermicelli. Once boiling, add the vermicelli and boil for 2-3 minutes, or just until tender. Drain the rice noodles in a colander and set aside.
  6. Once the sweet potatoes are tender, add the coconut milk, fish sauce, and brown sugar to the soup. Stir, taste, and adjust the fish sauce or brown sugar if needed. Finally, add the bok choy greens and let them wilt in the hot soup.
  7. To serve, divide the rice vermicelli among four bowls. Ladle the soup and vegetables over the noodles, then top with red onion, cilantro, a wedge or two of lime, and a drizzle of sriracha.

RECIPE NOTES

*Use any neutral (low flavor) cooking oil, like vegetable, corn, canola, sunflower, grapeseed, or peanut.

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