"An easy and healthy Thai chicken soup. Serve over rice. Add more fish sauce or chile paste to taste." — blue tuberosa
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1 (14 ounce) can
sweet red chile sauce
1 (1 1/2 inch) piece
fresh ginger, sliced
kaffir lime leaves, torn and bruised
1 1/2 pounds
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into strips
1 (15 ounce) can
coarsely chopped onion
lemongrass stalk, chopped
fresh basil, chopped
Okay, so I followed this pretty closely. I found some frozen kaffir lime leaves at the Asian market, and thawed them, which worked perfectly. I didn't have chicken, so I subbed some tofu. I just -really- disliked the canned button mushrooms. I picked them ALL out, and replaced them with fresh button mushrooms that I chopped and sauteed in a pan before adding to the completed soup. Any fresh mushroom would be better than the straw ones, which are kind of slimy and have a weird taste. I think this soup would be better with the chicken for sure, but the tofu was nice in a pinch, and the rest of the flavors were out of this world.
This was amazing! Just like ordering from a thai restaurant. However, I did add about 1 tablespoon of salt and another can of unsweetened coconut milk to the soup to give it more flavor. Also let it simmer on low for 30 minutes otherwise the zuccini will not be soft enough.
Will definately make again!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Tom Kha Gai
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 153
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