Tom Kha Gai Soup
This recipe uses homemade broth, coconut milk, ginger or galangal, herbs and spices to make a comforting soup that is surprisingly filling. This soup is that it’s really forgiving. As long as you start with a good base of chicken broth, coconut milk, and ginger/galangal, you can tweak it any way you like!
Yield: 1 serving
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- 1 quart(s) chicken broth
- 15 ounce(s) coconut milk
- pinch(s) dried chili flakes
- 1-2 inches of freshly grated ginger or galangal root
- 2 stick(s) lemongrass (ALT: use juice from a fresh lime or lemon in place of lemongrass
- 3-5 kaffir lime leaves
- OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS
- sliced mushrooms, green onions, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes
- thinly sliced chicken breast
- chopped cilantro
- splash of fish sauce
- Bring the chicken broth to a boil, and then add the coconut milk, lemongrass, grated ginger, and chili flakes.
- Add any optional vegetables at this time, as well.
- Keep at a steady simmer for 15 minutes, and then add the thinly sliced pieces of chicken breast. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Garnish with chopped green onions and cilantro, and pour over thinly sliced mushrooms. Season with sea salt if needed.
This recipe is a personal recipe added by acrane and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.
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Tom Kha Gai Soup Recipe at a Glance
- COURSE: Soups/Stews