"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > International Cuisines and Ethnic Cookery
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-21-2007, 04:41 AM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 5
Thumbs up Thai Coconut Milk Soup With Chicken

THAI COCONUT MILK SOUP WITH CHICKEN
Ingredients
* 2 cups coconut milk
* 1 cup chicken stock
* 2-3 medium pieces fresh galangal, peeled and sliced
* 3 chicken breast fillets (cut into well pieces)
* 2 teaspoons chilies, finely chopped
* 1 tablespoon fish sauce
* 1 teaspoon sugar
* 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
* 5 coriander leaves for garnish
(For 2 Serving)

Preparations
1. Add coconut milk, chicken stock and galangal in a pan.
2. Bring to boil and simmer over low heat for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add chicken pieces and chilli to pan, simmer for another 6 minutes.Continue stirring until cooked and all ingredients mixed well.
4. Season with fish sauce and sugar. Add coriander leaves Before serving, garnished with remaining coriander leaves.

Try it!

EzyThaiCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2007, 02:52 PM   #2
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 47,705
I use lemongrass and kafir lime leaves when I make it.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2007, 05:28 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
Andy - I add the same things to mine too!
__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2007, 06:04 PM   #4
Executive Chef
 
LEFSElover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ...lala land..............
Posts: 3,698
I love the sound of this recipe, ingreds agree with me
__________________
...Trials travel best when you're taking the transportation known as prayer...SLRC
LEFSElover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2007, 02:48 PM   #5
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: ottawa canada
Posts: 455
Send a message via MSN to obiwan9962 Send a message via Yahoo to obiwan9962
i too add lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves and i use cilantro roots for making the broth and add the leaves at the end
obiwan9962 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2007, 10:26 AM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
 
jennyema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston and Cape Cod
Posts: 10,196
This is always made with kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass. Otherwise there's nothing Thai about it but the fish sauce.

Also, it probably doesn't need the sugar and should be hit with a little fresh lime juice right before serving.
__________________
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
jennyema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 06:50 PM   #7
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 9,665
Where can one buy kaffir lime? I never looked for, never had a need for it. But we were in Thai restaurant and we had some soup, my wife loved it. Now I have to make some. Also, what is galangal, that is mentioned in the original post?

Also, can some of you guys/gals explain a bit more about this soup, please. 8 minutes doesn't sound enough for cooking chicken breast.
__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 07:00 PM   #8
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: ottawa canada
Posts: 455
Send a message via MSN to obiwan9962 Send a message via Yahoo to obiwan9962
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieD View Post
Where can one buy kaffir lime? I never looked for, never had a need for it. But we were in Thai restaurant and we had some soup, my wife loved it. Now I have to make some. Also, what is galangal, that is mentioned in the original post?

Also, can some of you guys/gals explain a bit more about this soup, please. 8 minutes doesn't sound enough for cooking chicken breast.
kaffir lime leaves can be found fresh or dried in most larger asian food store or any specializing in SE asian food
i get the fresh and freeze what i do not use in a few days
galangal is a cousin to ginger generally abit smaller, hells lot bitter and has a resinous almost piney smell and taste most flavourful of ginger rhizome triumvirate (tumeric being the other and that one is much smaller and flesh is yellow, doh!)

cook the chicken seperate as they do it in thai restaurants
no matter what any recipe says if chicken is not done cook it more

if you have other questions, either google tom khaa gai or PM me
obiwan9962 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2007, 01:17 PM   #9
Chef Extraordinaire
 
jennyema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston and Cape Cod
Posts: 10,196
I agree with Obiwan.

Also, Charlie you would want to use both kaffir lime and lemongrass in the soup. And either fresh or frozen, not dry.

I can find all of them and galangal in my asian market. IMO the galangal is not necessary (also it's harder to find).

Lime at the end, too. And a thai hot pepper or jalapeno if that suits you.

It's a very simple and easy soup to make. I make it often.
__________________
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
jennyema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2007, 10:04 PM   #10
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 9,665
So can you elaborate on the "easy" part.
__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2007, 10:35 AM   #11
Chef Extraordinaire
 
jennyema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston and Cape Cod
Posts: 10,196
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieD View Post
So can you elaborate on the "easy" part.
Look at the recipe above. How could it be simpler?

Add the lime leaves and lemongrass in at the beginning, with the galangal or ginger and remove prior to serving.
__________________
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
jennyema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2007, 04:52 AM   #12
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Galena, IL
Posts: 7,970
Lemon grass and Kaffir lime leaves are very difficult to find here (yes, there is an Asian market in Dubuque, but they don't have lemon grass consistently, and I've never seen Kaffir lime leaves). One of these days I'll find a source for either plant (I used to grow my own of both, but since moving here cannot find either). SOOO ... I use lemon and lime skin in the winter, and in the summer I use either that or lemon balm or lemon verbena from the garden. It isn't the same, but you live with what you have.
Claire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 05:27 PM   #13
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 9,665
Finally, I just made it. And it's all gone. Ymy. Loved it.
__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 05:41 PM   #14
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 9,665
How do I add this or any other thread to Folder: "favorits" ?
__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 05:55 PM   #15
Chef Extraordinaire
 
suziquzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: MN
Posts: 11,488
Send a message via AIM to suziquzie
Charlie I can find lemongrass easy enough here but did you find kaffir lime leaves somewhere?
I may even cross the river and go to minneapolis on purpose!!
;)
__________________
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
suziquzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 04:14 PM   #16
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 9,665
There is an asian store on Lindale ave in Bloomington. They have all needed ingredients. Actually I'm going there today, I hope.
__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 05:24 PM   #17
Chef Extraordinaire
 
suziquzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: MN
Posts: 11,488
Send a message via AIM to suziquzie
DH works out of Bloomington, but overnights....
think they are open at 5 am???
:)
I wish.
__________________
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
suziquzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 02:42 PM   #18
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 9,665
Sorry, don't know what to tll you. I went there yesterday. They had everything, the only thing they keep kefir-lime leaves in the freezer, which is really not a problem. Made soup last night, everybody had seconds and thirds. I knew it was going to happen, so I did not even bothered making anything else. Yum.
__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 02:45 PM   #19
Chef Extraordinaire
 
jennyema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston and Cape Cod
Posts: 10,196
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieD View Post
There is an asian store on Lindale ave in Bloomington. They have all needed ingredients. Actually I'm going there today, I hope.
Lyndale! Near Bachman's?

Fresh kaffir lime leaves can be hard to find, as they were quarantined due to some disease, I think. It's hard to find them here. Luckily I have a bunch in the freezer.
__________________
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
jennyema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 02:45 PM   #20
Chef Extraordinaire
 
suziquzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: MN
Posts: 11,488
Send a message via AIM to suziquzie
Thank you Charlie, I will have to check that out next time I get down that way!
__________________
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
suziquzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.