This is a wonderful quick and easy soup that has some wonderful flavours and smells delicious while cooking. It makes for a wonderful lunch or serve as a dinner with some bread or you could add noodles to make it more substantial. It sounds like a lot of ingredients but they all come together with ease and in all it only takes about 30-35 Min's to get on the table.
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil
- 500 g chicken fillets, sliced thinly
- 1 medium leek, sliced thinly (350g)
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 teaspoon mild curry powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 stalk fresh lemongrass, halved
- 500 ml coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons sambal oelek
- 1 tablespoon cornflour
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1 red capsicum, sliced thinly (200g)
- 4 green onions, sliced thinly
- 1 lime, juice of
- 1 tablespoon fresh coriander, chopped finely
- Heat 1 Tablespoon peanut oil in a pan, cook, chicken in batches until browned, remove and set to one side.
- In the same pan heat the remaining oil and add the leek and garlic, cook, stirring, until soft.
- Transfer the leek and garlic to a large saucepan along with the chicken, add curry powder, cumin and coriander, stir, until fragrant.
- Stir in stock, lemon grass, milk and sambal, bring to the boil, simmer, uncovered, 10 Min's.
- Mix the tablespoon of water with cornflour, add this along with the fish sauce, stir over heat until soup boils and thickens.
- Just before serving stir in capsicum, onion, juice and coriander.
- Serve soup hot by itself or with bread.
What a fabulous soup. Very easy to make & reasonably fast, with a great flavour. I added rice noodles for a little extra filling, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe. Made for Aus/NZ Recipe Swap Feb 2009
I agree - this is a wonderful soup!! So easy with an aroma that makes it extra special - nothing like anticipating! Other then using fresh parsley in place of the coriander I made as posted. Already in the make again file! Thank you for a recipe that was so easy to put together yet tasted like I had spent all day in the kitchen.
Perfect after a cold afternoon's fishing as it was so quick to put together. I used my own home made stock and had to sub lemon zest for lemon grass as we can't get it where we are at the moment. I tossed in some asparagus and broccoli and served it over noodles (as chef TFC suggested) to make a warming and nourishing complete meal.