I have been making this soup for about five years now. Everyone I have introduced it to love it. I have made slight changes to it over the years to accommodate meat eaters..
0. Omit carrots. You don't really need them in this.
1. Lemon zest can substitute the lemongrass.
2. I use red curry paste instead of chopped chilies, amazing I must say.
3. Puree with a stick blender.
4. Diced cooked chicken provides a more substantial meal, for a meat eater.
5. Cilantro garnish. Need I say more?
I was making Pad Thai for friends & decided on a soup as well. Found this soup and am extremely happy that I did. This was an awesome blend of flavours & turned out to be a hit! I made just a few changes; doubled the recipe, skipped the red peppers, did not have lemongrass so substituted the zest & the juice of a lime, added a clove of garlic and a healthy chunk of ginger. Also took the advice of the review and pureed the soup in the end. It turned out beautifully & I will be making it again for sure. Thx for a great recipe :-)
Made the following modifications: used peanut oil instead of butter, used 2 teaspoons of fish sauce instead of soy sauce, used Thai Red Curry Paste instead of red chilies, added the juice of 1 lime, fresh Thai Basil and Cilantro, added diced chicken and blended 1 cup of the veggies/broth in food processor before adding chicken. Delicious! Top bowl with crushed peanuts before serving.
Fabulous flavor combination. I added vegetables I needed to use up in the refrigerator-green beans and cauliflower as well as the carrots and onions. I also added chicken (which is how I got the broth). I substituted lemon zest as suggested by another reviewer as I didn't have lemon grass. This will be a keeper for sure as I love soups and they are easy to make ahead for several meals. Thank you for a great and easy recipe!
This is a rich and creamy soup that made 4 generous servings. The recipe didn't say to; however, the soup was telling me to whirl it around in the blender a few times which I did. The peanut butter was homemade natural peanut butter and the soup was garnished with chopped peanuts and green onions as suggested.