Tom Kha Gai/thai Coconut Soup
Category: Soups & Salads | Blog URL: http://desperatefordinner.blogspot.com/2010/01/crockpot-tom-kha-gai.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Food purists back off! I'm writing this for my busy working cooks with children...
There are as many versions of a thai coconut soup as there are unmatched socks in my unmatched sock bin... I don't even know what actually constitutes all the differet names of all the different versions of coconut soup on an American Thai Restaurant's menu...but what I do know is that this is the soup I typically order from thai restaurants and that my recipe closely resembles that of a broth soup recipe called Tom Kha Gai that my friend brought back from Thailand.
I do know that I have had this soup as a broth, with just chicken pieces, and with all sorts of different add ins like mushrooms and onions and bamboo shoots. My sister made this soup last night by absconding lemongrass and chili flavored seasoning packets from dried noodle soups packages, adding the packets to chicken broth, and seasoning with a little ginger, then adding coconut milk and sliced crimini mushrooms.
Set out the coconut milks and your other add-ins so that, if you have older kids, they can finish this soup off lickity split by just dumping things in the crockpot!
Make sure to serve chili sauce on the side for folks who like more kick!
Serve with aromatic rice like jasmine or basmati to help fill up hungry tummies...
Here it is, the soup that makes my tastebuds moist...