I must have gotten the mildest jar of curry in the batch. I purchased a 4 oz bottle of Thai Kitchen Green Curry Paste and following directions, added 2 T. (I had doubled soup recipe because it sounded delish and got good reviews and I was really hungry!) Then I added another T. Then another! It didn't take long before I had emptied the jar into the soup and was barely aware of any spices. So either everyone in the world than me is a weenie or I got a particularly mild bottle. As for the soup, spicy or not, it was delicious. However, I review it delicately, because as someone pointed out, if you change the recipe radically, then you really can't comment on the original recipe. I forgot to pick up green onions, so I ended up using a roughly chopped white onion. And then I had some red and green peppers leftover in the fridge and knowing how pretty that would look, I roughly chopped the peppers and threw them in. (It did look pretty: the red and green of the peppers and the ornage of the carrots against the pale chartreuse of the soup.) Then, because I was still looking for bite, I started sprinkling in caynee, but I stopped rpetty quickly because it was changing the oclor of the soup. I will state that the soup was good, and then adding the fresh squeeze leime juice made it go: "POW!" Totally took it up 4 star. Bon apetit!
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I must have gotten the mildest jar of curry in the batch. I purchased a 4 oz bottle of Thai...