Thursday, November 22, 2012

My Recipes // Coconut Lime Noodle Soup

I have semi-mastered the art of cooking Italian, Mexican and basic American food but when it comes to more foreign cuisine like Greek, Chinese, Thai or French... I am completely and utterly lost, not to mention intimidated.  

Yesterday, I had a coconut based soup at a Thai restaurant and it was SO good. I figured that it would be an easy "foreign cuisine" starter dish to make so I got to work, researching recipes and basic thai flavors and spices to incorporate into the dish. 

I adapted a recipe from THIS website and came up with the following recipe. Let me tell you, it totally knocked me and my man's socks off! It was so delicious and so easy to make. The recipe calls for 4 servings but we quickly turned it into 2 servings. My tummy is so pleased right now.

Also, please excuse these horrible pictures! I guess splurging on a DSLR camera doesn't automatically make you a professional photographer like I thought! Shoot. Seriously, though. Shoot and FAIL.

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 10 minutes | Yield: 4 servings

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced
12 pound medium or large shrimp, shelled and deveined
32 - 48 oz low sodium chicken broth (you can dilute the coconut flavor by adding more chicken broth)
1 can (13.5 oz) coconut milk
4 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons fish sauce
2 teaspoons brown sugar, white sugar or agave nectar syrup
1 teaspoon diced ginger
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
3/4 pounds fresh thick udon noodles
3/4 cup packed fresh cilantro
3/4 cup crimini mushrooms

Bring chicken broth and ginger to a boil in a large saucepan. Turn the heat down and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the coconut milk and bring to a simmer again. Add shrimp, chicken and mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until chicken and shrimp are cooked thoroughly.

Stir in fish sauce, sugar, crushed red pepper, lime juice, noodles and 1/2 cup cilantro. Set simmer 1-2 additional minutes or until noodles break up. Serve immediately! Yummm time!


  1. Yum Yum this looks great !!



  2. Omg this just sounds and looks so YUMMY! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!


  3. Oh man, this looks epically delicious, especially since I have a new found love for Thai food. I hope your man thanked you properly for a delicious feast >;0 Happy Thanksgiving!!!


  4. Yum yum yum. this soup is looking super yummy :D
    My mum is pushing me to learn some cooking. I am 15 and don't even know to cook a simple curry :(!

    Aree, your new follower :D

  5. Sounds very delicious! I'm definitely going to cook this yammy soup one day! thanks for the tip;)



  6. looks tasty!

  7. Oh my, this looks delicious! I always opt for soup when I get Thai food - and knowing how to many it would make my life a lot easier! I'll have to try this out next week...

    Also, those photos are pretty good! I bought a new camera too, but I seem to forget it everytime I need to take a photo of something! I'll apologize in advance for all the iPhone photography...


  8. Yum, this looks delicious! Light and refreshing!

  9. You did something right with those pictures because the soup looks delicious!!! ;)
    I am a big fan of these flavors so I can only imagine how they combine.
    I need to try this recipe soon!!

  10. Holy crap you are a fantastic foodie photographer :) Just looking at your photos makes me hungry.

  11. Have to try this. Nice blog.

  12. I have not tried to make Thai yet, but this looks delicious!

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  15. This looks so delicious! I'm in love with your blog and you share so many amazing things in all your lovely blogposts - have followed you!

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  17. This looks so yummy. i may have to try cooking it myself!

  18. I'm not the biggest fan of coconut and this looks DELICIOUS !

    Breakfast at Cindi’s

  19. This looks delicious! & Your pictures arent horrible!! haha

    I asked for a camera for Christmas-- What kind do you use?


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