This is my husband's all time favorite Thai soup - but up until now, I haven't been able to recreate it at home. I've played around with several versions to come up with this one. The authentic ingredients make a HUGE difference - although you can use substitutions, of course, it does affect the outcome. I have been able to find the galangal root (much preferred over ginger!!), the lemongrass, and the kaffir lime leaves at my local asian market. Yum yum yum, worth the extra shopping trip!
This is a wonderfully fragrant soup with a subtle mix of flavors. It's become a favorite of ours over the years. Originally from a Houston Chronicle food section recipe. Any type of lentils may be used, but the dark green French lentils retain their shape best during cooking. Recipe doubles well and freezes well, without the garnishes.
For such an easy soup to make, you're left with a flavorful addition to your meal....or make it a main course by serving with bread sticks and a salad. This is from the Naniboujou resort cookbook. Serves 6 to 8 as a side dish or 3-4 as a main course
A wonderful lentil recipe and very, very easy to make. Lentils are one of my favourite pulses. I'm sure this soup will make them one of yours. Freezes beautifully to provide you with dinner later on down the line when time short and you want a meal on the table - fast!
The ultimate comfort food on a cold day!Although the recipe calls for a smoked ham hock, I prefer using a meaty bone from a spiral cut ham. This soup is much thicker on day 2 but if you prefer a thicker, more rustic soup, increase the amount of peas to 2 cups.Credit goes to Toronto chef Christine Cushing.