Tue, Apr-11-06, 10:31
Plan: Paleo 99.5%
Location: San Diego, CA
Tom Ka Gai (Coconut soup)
This is an approximation, I have to tweak this soup a lot to get it just right. I found lots of recipes on the Internet and picked one and tweaked it so it tasted like (as close as I could get it) to the soup at my favorite Thai restaurant.
2 cans of coconut milk
2 cups of chicken broth
3 skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
4-5 slices of Galanga root (Thai ingredient, SE asian market might have) Or substitute Ginger root instead.
2-4 Tbl fish sauce
2-3 cups of sliced mushrooms
Lemon Grass (varies... about 1-2 4" pieces chopped)
lime zest or Kefir lime leaves (3-4)
Juice of 1-4 limes or lemons
Chili peppers, chopped (to taste)
chopped cilantro to garnish
Heat the broth and coconut milk, add the other ingredients, simmer for 20 minutes.