Sunday, May 31, 2009

Green Curry Soup
Tofu, Chicken, and Peas
Basil and Scallion Garnish
  • 1 1/2 c. coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 c. chicken stock
  • 2 T. green curry paste
  • 1 c. diced chicken breast
  • 1 c. cubed tofu
  • 1/2 c. frozen peas
  • 1 T. fish sauce
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1 sliced green chile (Thai, serrano, or jalapeño)
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, thinly sliced into slivers
  • basil and scallion for garnish

Heat coconut milk and chicken stock together. Stir in curry paste. Add chicken and kaffir lime leaves. When chicken is cooked, season with fish sauce and sugar. Taste, adjust seasoning to balance the sweet, spicy, sour, salty flavors. Add chile, tofu and frozen peas and heat through. Serve garnished with a chiffonade of basil and sliced scallion.
A vegetarian version made with vegetable stock, omitting the chicken, and substituting light soy sauce for fish sauce is also very tasty.

This little fellow is my Kaffir Lime Tree, planted last Fall. The wrinkled limes are way too sour to eat but the leaves and zest are perfect to season my Thai dishes. The green curry soup recipe is adapted from a basic recipe we learned in Thailand a few years ago at the fabulous Pattaya Thai Cooking School.

Kaffir Lime leaves are easily distinguished by their double-lobes and very fragrant aroma.

Voilà! A very flavorful and easy to make soup!

This Green Curry Soup with its tofu and green peas is my entry to My Legume Love Affair. It has been my pleasure to be your hostess for this month’s edition. The round-up will be posted on June 7th. Please do stop by to Taste With The Eyes the exciting legume dishes from around the world. Many thanks to Susan, The Well-Seasoned Cook for inviting me to do the honors. And be sure to visit Apu of Annarasa blog for more beans in June!

23 Responses to “Green Curry Soup”

  1. Rumela says:

    Yum,Yum and YUM!!!!! I love soup so much. How nice your green curry soup recipes. this is such a nice and interesting recipe. I ve never heard of it before but sounds delicious. ooooooooh! my mouth is watering. Can't wait to try it. i ll make this weekend when my hubby will be at home. thank you for shearing your post.

  2. Merisi says:

    Now, I only I had a Thai carry-out to call right now! :-)

    So good to see that your Kaffir Lime Tree is doing fine.

  3. mikky says:

    Wow!!! it's so hard to find kaffir lime leaves here… I can just imagine those lovely flavors playing… :)

  4. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen says:

    This looks delicious!!! I love all these flavors!

  5. Lisa says:

    Oh, Lori Lynn, how wonderful your soup looks. Tagging immediately so I can try it myself. And how great that you have your very own Kaffir lime tree!

  6. Sophie says:

    Your curry soup does look so tasty & appealing,….MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM….!!

  7. Juliana says:

    Your curry soup sounds and looks so delicious…very tasty with all the ingredients in it, and the kaffir lime leaves…I can only imagine. Yummie!

  8. Laurie says:

    Wow.. I just read your interests on your profile page Lori Lynn!! :) You are very diverse and creative dear friend.. what a wonderful life you lead!

    My mom used to make a wonderful cold curry soup. When I was young I didn't appreciate it as much.. but now I love the complex aroma and flavor. Your soup sounds sooo delicious, especially with the use of coconut milk!

  9. Darius T. Williams says:

    This is my type of soup!

  10. Pam says:

    I am so jealous of your fresh lime leaves!

  11. Sylvia says:

    Wonderful soup,I love all ingredients . Sounds so tasty

  12. That Girl says:

    Green curry is one of my favorites. Ahhh, who am I kidding. I am equally a fan of yellow and red.

  13. The Duo Dishes says:

    Delicious curry soup here. The kaffir limes are an excellent touch!

  14. Simona says:

    You have a kaffir lime tree: how nice! Your soup looks very soothing, comforting. Thank you so much for hosting: I am looking forward to the roundup.

  15. applecrumbles says:

    That soup looks like it is right up my alley – less the chicken. Love the peas.

  16. Kalai says:

    Flavorful and delicious soup.Love the peas and tofu combo.

  17. Nina Timm says:

    I’m off to the nursery to look for a tree…until now I had to use the dried kaffir lime leaves! The soup is making me seriously crave Thai food!!!

  18. foodbin says:

    i am surprised that you are able to grow the Kaffir lime plant- very aromatic indeed!

  19. 5 Star Foodie says:

    How neat that you have a Kaffir Lime Tree! The curry soup sounds excellent, such great flavors and I love the addition of peas!

  20. Manggy says:

    Do you mind if I ask for a bowl of rice with mine? Ha ha. Old habits die hard. Looks absolutely delicious!

  21. Chef E says:

    I am jealous about the tree! I love the idea of peas in this, and my son's girlfriend might even try this, since she is a green pea-holic. never see someone just cook a bowl of frozen peas with butter for dinner, then I taught her to at least add some stock for a soup version…

  22. Elra says:

    Just made it last night, only with fresh tofu. Cause, I didn’t have anything else other then tofu, lol. I have 3 trees in my back yard, don’t why I plated that many .. I remember I was afraid that maybe some of them will die, so I’ still have another one or two. Mine is about 8 yrs old. Back then, nobody even heard of Kafiir lime, and I had to special order them. I use them a lot both the leaves and the fruit, because I make a lot of dishes from my childhood (Bali). Yum!

  23. Julia says:

    How lucky for you to have a kaffir lime tree! I love the scent/flavor of kaffir. And it really gives a brightness to your green curry.

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