Since being in culinary school I haven’t made anything with Thai ingredients, but now that’s changed! This recipe has red curry paste and creamy coconut milk. I wasn’t sure if Todd and I would like this soup, but it was delicious! I wish I could say I came up with this recipe on my own, but it’s mostly from Heather Christo‘s recipe for Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup. Definitely check out her original version if you’d like to leave out the shrimp! And her pictures are much more beautiful than mine! I did change some things, so I’ve re-written the recipe.
Thai Curry Noodle Soup with Shrimp
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced
- 2 Tbsp red curry paste
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 yellow onion, very small dice
- 1/2 pound 16/20 (large) wild caught shrimp, shells removed and set aside
- 1 qt chicken stock (organic, gluten free)
- 3 c. coconut milk (full fat, canned kind)
- Salt, to taste
- 4-6 oz brown rice noodles (very thin)
- 1 jalapeño, seeded, sliced into very thin rings
- 3 green onions, sliced thin
- handful cilantro
Combine the garlic, ginger, red curry paste and coconut oil in a small food processor or blender and mash until everything is combined well. You could also mince and mash up in a bowl.
Heat a large saucepan (a medium sized pot you’d use for soup) and add the curry mixture. Let the curry mix cook for a minute. Saute the onion in the curry mixture until it is soft.
Then add the shrimp shells, saute for a minute, and add the coconut milk and chicken stock. As you add the milk and stock, scrape the bottom of a pan with a spatula. Bring the liquid to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover and let cook for 15 minutes.
Turn off the heat and pour the broth through a fine strainer to remove the shells. Pour the broth back into the pot and bring the soup back to a boil. Season with salt. Add in the raw shrimp and the noodles. Cook for a few minutes until the noodles are soft and the shrimp are cooked.
Serve with a few slices of jalapeño, some cilantro and green onions.
We ate ours with chop sticks and a spoon. We loved it! Hope you enjoy as well!