Thai-Style Peanut Soup

Thai-Style Peanut Soup As it is Friday again, I was looking for soup ideas on Pinterest but I could not make my mind up.

I decided to put a poll on Facebook.

Unfortunately for me Facebook had decided to withdraw that feature on my page…

So I asked my friends on my crafting group.

Turned out they were happy to help and decided that Thai peanut soup was on the menu today.

I looked at the recipe on Pinterest but because I can’t eat mushrooms I had to do my own version.

Here are the ingredients for this very delish soup:

Serves 6:

  • 400 g of courgette, cubed
  • One large sweet potato, cubed
  • 2 red peppers, quartered and sliced
  • A good chunk of fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 heaped tsp of turmeric
  • 1 heaped tsp of smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp of Thai red curry paste
  • 3 OXO cubes
  • One pack of coconut cream
  • 2 cans of coconut milk
  • 2 cans of water (using the coconut milk cans gets every bit out!)
  • 3 heaped tbsp of smooth peanut butter
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Coriander, chopped
  • 4 to 5 spring onions, finely sliced
  • Splash of sesame oil
  • Splash of soy sauce
  • Chopped peanuts to garnish
  • Some coconut oil
  • A handful of peanuts

Method:

First prepare all the veggies.

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Then take a large pan and add some oil.

Put it over a medium heat and add the veggies.

Fry them till they start softening somewhat.

In a small pan mix a little oil add ginger, garlic, paprika, turmeric, and the red curry paste.

Stir over a medium heat into a fragrant paste.

Add this paste to the veggie mixture. Add the coconut cream, coconut milk, the OXO cubes and the water.

Add the sesame oil and soy sauce.

Let the soup bubble over a medium heat for 10 min or so.

Now put the peanut butter in a bowl and add some cooking liquid and stir till it is runny.

Add to the soup pan. Now you can add the noodles and cook them till soft.

Add the lime juice, spring onions and the coriander.

Serve into bowls and top with a few coriander leaves and some chopped peanuts.

I promise you will love it! (If you have a granny or a Sproglet eating with you who doesn’t like spicy food just put a little extra coconut milk or cream in their portion)

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