We are back for our tropical paradise holiday (will write a post on it soonest), and now have to deal with 'the real world' AND a cold & rainy Joburg... I'm hoping this spicy chicken noodle soup by Nigella Lawson will warm us up some ;)
Thai Chicken Noodle Soup
Serves 4 - 6
2 L chicken stock (home made really adds to the depth of this recipe)
Rice noodles (about 250g)
1 can coconut milk
5cm piece fresh ginger, sliced into thin matchsticks
60ml fish sauce
2 red cayenne chillies (remove seeds if you want it less spicy), sliced
2 tsp turmeric powder
3 tsp tamarind paste
2 tsp brown sugar
4 cupfuls leftover chicken, skin off (use the chicken you made the stock with), shredded
4 – 6 mini corn, sliced
8 – 10 mangetout, sliced
Fresh limes or lime juice
Fresh coriander leaves
Spring onions, sliced
Prepare the rice noodles according to the packet instructions, rinse in cold water, drain and set aside.
Combine the chicken stock, coconut milk, ginger, fish sauce, chillies, turmeric, tamarind paste and brown sugar in a large pot.
Bring to the boil and simmer for a few minutes.
Add the chicken, corn and mangetout. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes until the chicken is hot and the vegetables are soft but still crunchy.
Pile a serving of noodles in a soup bowl and top with the piping hot soup.
Serve hot with a squeeze of lime juice, garnished with fresh coriander and spring onion.