This is one of our families favorite recipes - Tom Kha Soup!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 45minutes
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom
3cans coconut milk
1small ginger root
2-3stalks of fresh lemongrassfind in produce with fresh herbs
1stalk green onion
1TBfish saucefind in international aisle
1clovegarlicor garlic powder equivalent
Smash ginger root and lemongrass using a hammer or mallet to release flavors.
In a large soup pot or dutch oven, combine: cilantro, ginger, lemongrass, onion, garlic, sugar, and coconut milk. Bring to a simmer (medium heat), cover, and cook for 15 minutes.
While the broth is cooking, sauté chicken until just underdone (will finish cooking once added to broth.)
Optional: Steam broccoli to add to the finished soup.
After 15 minutes is up, strain the broth to remove all of the large chunks of herbs and vegetables. If needed, use a spoon to squeeze out all the juice.
Add juice from 3 limes and 1TB fish sauce to broth.
Return broth to large pot and add sliced mushrooms. Cook on low heat for 4-5 minutes until mushrooms are soft.
Once mushrooms have softened, remove pot from heat. Add chicken and broccoli, garnish with cilantro leaves and green onion. Enjoy the soup as an appetizer, or as is traditionally done, served over rice as a meal.