Still Life With Wooden Spoon


A Rather Collaborative Soup
August 12, 2010, 10:37 am
Filed under: Dinner | Tags: , ,

It has been freezing in Durban this week. Given, winter was incredibly mild up until now, but this has been a cold snap with a vengeance. And so, with this being the case, a dinner to warm the spirits was on the cards.

The Avant-Gardener and I settled on a Thai-inspired vegetable soup as being the most weather-appropriate meal. If one was being incredibly generous with the nomenclature, it could have been termed a Tom Yum, but that may be a bit of a stretch. Whatever it was, it was delicious, and made as follows:

An onion and red pepper were first chopped and sautéed in a hint of oil. Following this, we added some red curry paste and cooked it off a touch. This being done, carrots, Brussels sprouts, green beans, and broccoli were all chopped into manageable chunks and added to the mix. Some rice noodles were soaked in just-boiled water until soft, and added to the pot, along with their water, and a tin of coconut milk. Finally, some raw peanuts were added, along with a healthy squeeze of lemon juice, as well as some soy sauce. Finally, with the briefest of simmering, the soup could be dished up in steaming bowlfuls.

And so, with me chopping and the Avant-Gardner driving the hob, we managed to cobble together a Thai Fanagalo broth. The perfect combination of vegetable crunch, noodle slurp and spicy warmth – altogether healthy, tasty, and guilt-free.

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best soup ever …

Comment by niall

It certainly does look tasty. Delighted to have discovered your blog… Look forward to future posts!
Robyn

Comment by Koek!

Thanks Robyn. It was indeed tasty. I’m a fan of your blog too, I must say.

Comment by chrisreidesq




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