I suspect that the cold snowy weather is the inspiration behind all of the tantalizing bubbly hot bowls of Asian noodle soups I have been obsessing over lately. Especially this one and this one.

Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup

Deep down I want to do things like make homemade Pho Broth and scratch Ramen, but the truth sadly is that I am just too lazy, too short on time and desperate for immediate gratification.

Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup

And that is what this soup will give you. Almost immediate gratification. In 15 minutes you have a broth with depth of flavor that will confuse you into thinking that it was simmering away all day. And the instant cook rice noodles shave even more time off and have the most wonderful texture ever.

Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup

The pile of fresh toppings cuts through the rich broth and makes the whole soup sing. While I loved that this was such a fast and easy meatless meal, you could certainly add some shredded chicken or thrown in a handful of shrimp for the last 2 minutes of cooking to make it even more hearty.

Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup

I hope this leaves you feeling cozy and all warmed up! It is working for me as I am having a bowl while I write this (It’s the third time I have made this in the last 2 weeks if that says anything.) I also forgot to tell you that I thin sliced an onion and sautéed it in the curry-coconut paste before adding the broth and that was an excellent addition- try this for sure!!

Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup

To make this Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup:

Combine the garlic, ginger and curry paste in a small cuisinart (or mince and mash together in a small bowl). Add the coconut oil and combine everything well.

Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup

In a large pot, heat the curry-coconut paste over medium heat, frying the paste gently.

Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup

Add the chicken broth and deglaze the pot. Add the coconut milk and bring the broth to a boil. Season to taste with kosher salt.

Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup

Either place the noodles in the boiling broth, or pour the boiling broth into a bowl of dry noodles and let the soup sit while the noodles cook and soak up the hot broth.

Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup

Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup

Garnish with fresh cilantro, thai basil, red chili’s and green onions.

Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup

 

Recipe: Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 6.75 ounces of rice sticks (really thin rice noodles)
  • Fresh cilantro, thai basil, red chili’s and green onions to garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine the garlic, ginger and curry paste in a small cuisinart (or mince and mash together in a small bowl). Add the coconut oil and combine everything well.
  2. In a large pot, heat the curry-coconut paste over medium heat, frying the paste gently for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken broth and deglaze the pot. Add the coconut milk and bring the broth to a boil. Season to taste with kosher salt.
  4. Either place the noodles in the boiling broth, or pour the boiling broth into a bowl of dry noodles and let the soup sit while the noodles cook and soak up the hot broth.
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro, thai basil, red chili’s and green onions.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

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