November 24, 2009 in Uncategorized
I had the night off last night!!! Whooo-hooo, so I decided to indulge myself and cook totally Jan-Food!!! I love the clean flavours of Thai food and have wanted to give the soup a go – and the rest kind of happened! Fresh crunchy salad with fruit – prawns and chilli sweet and sour thai style dressing. My girlfriend phoned me on her way home from work – and she has a bad head cold – so she agreed to join me – lest I sit pathetically all on my own and eat!!! It’s no fun creating a whole fab dinner and not having anyone to share it with!!!! So while – hubby and co. downed hamburgers after their golf day !!! we dined on crunchy energy rich lekkerness…… you snooze you lose Tricky!
THAI CORN & CRAB SOUP
2 tbl spoons of thai red curry paste
freshly ground black pepper – 1/2 tsp
4 large cloves of garlic
1 thumb sized piece of ginger – grated (i use a big thumb sized piece – i like it)
2 tins of crab
1 tin of corn – or 1 large cup of frozen corn
1L of chicken stock
1 tin of coconut milk
2 pieces of cane sugar or 2 tbl spoons of brown sugar
4 tbl spoons of fish sauce
2 sticks of lemon grass (bashed with the back of a knife to release the flavour)
1 bunch of coriander
the juice of 2 limes or 2 lemons (limes are better but i couldn’t find any)
1 large onion finely chopped
I added the thai curry paste to this recipe – traditionally it doesn’t have the curry paste in but i like it hot and spicey. Gently fry your curry paste – lemon grass – black pepper – ginger – chopped onion and garlic for about 5 minutes.
The frying of the curry paste really gets all the flavours in the paste going.
Add the chicken stock, crab (with bring) and corn and bring to the boil – add the coconut milk – sugar – fish sauce and
simmer for about 15 minutes.
Give it a taste – and adjust to your liking!
Just before serving add in the coriander and lemon or lime juice and you can add
chopped red chilli for garnish and a little extra heat if you like.
I will post the other two recipes tomorrow – gotta do some work and
get to the shops!!!