Friday, June 6, 2014

Thai Coconut Soup

Soup is a great best friend. 

It always wants to hangout with you.
It's down to hop in a thermos and go on a walk
or sit through a shameful amount of gossip girl on the couch.
If you get sick of it, it'll hangout in the freezer
until you're ready to be friends again.
Soup will even do you a solid and spill a little on your shirt
every once in a while to keep your ego in check. 

Soups got your back.

This thai coconut soup and I have been hanging out a lot lately. 
Like "i'd put him on my Myspace top 8" a lot.
It's super creamy and flavorful without being gluttonous 
and it makes you feel flossy even
though it hardly costs anything.

1/2 stalk lemongrass
1 tbsp red curry paste
1 lime, zest & juice
1 small white onion
2 cans coconut milk
1 1/2 c. vegetable stock
1/2  of a red bell pepper, thinly sliced.

cilantro, bean sprouts, and jalapeno for garnish.

Blend the onion, lemongrass, curry, lime juice and zest in a food processor or blender.
Fry the paste in a tablespoon of oil for a minute on medium heat, stirring constantly.
add the bell pepper, coconut milk and vegetable stock and whisk everything together.
Simmer for 10-15 minutes and add salt and pepper to your liking. 

Fill a bowl. Top with some shrimp or tofu or tears of joy.


                                                                  Until the next, dears!


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