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Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

TJ Clements went to Thailand. While he was there he took a cooking class and brought me back a cookbook. This recipe for Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup it's from that cookbook and pairs perfectly with Nodland Cellers Bebop Dry Riesling. The coconut milk tames the spice. This soup is my idea of comfort food. 

Cheers & Enjoy! 







Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup
RECIPE

2 teaspoons canola oil 
1 cup sliced mushrooms 
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper 
4 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 (3-inch) stalk lemongrass, halved lengthwise
2 teaspoons sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste)
3 cups Chicken Stock 
1 1/4 cups light coconut milk
4 teaspoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon sugar 
2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (about 8 ounces) 
1/2 cup green onion strips 
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Preparation
Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 32 Minutes

1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add mushrooms and the next 4 ingredients (through lemongrass); cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chile paste; cook 1 minute. 


Add Chicken Stock, coconut milk, fish sauce, and sugar; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low; simmer for 10 minutes. Add chicken to pan; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Discard lemongrass. Top with onions, cilantro, and juice.


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