Thai Coconut Soup

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Thai Coconut Soup recipe from Down to Earth Organic and Natural.
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup julienned onion
  • 8 large chunks ginger
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 red jalapeño chile (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon green curry paste or curry powder
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 6-8 sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 2-3 cups cubed tofu or veggies
  • 1 cup fresh chopped basil (Thai or sweet)
  • 1½ cups coconut milk
  • 1½ Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
  1. Heat oil and sauté onion, ginger, garlic and jalapeño (optional).
  2. Add curry paste and lime leaves when onions are soft. Sauté 2-3 more minutes, stirring the whole time.
  3. Add broth, bring to a boil and simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Add the mushrooms, green onions and tofu (or veggies). Bring to a boil, then add basil and coconut milk. Bring to a simmer, then turn off heat.
  5. Garnish with lime juice and fresh cilantro. Serve alone or over jasmine rice or Thai sticky rice. Enjoy!