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Red Lentil & Coconut Soup With Pak Choi

Recipe_red_lentil_and_coconut_soup_with_pak_choi

15 min

Preparation time

55 min

Cooking time

2

Serves

Fragrant and nutritious, the delicate balance of Thai flavours in this dish make it one that we want to enjoy again and again.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Sunflower Oil.
  • 1 Red Onion, peeled and finely chopped.
  • 1 Bird’s Eye Chilli or as many as you like, deseeded and finely chopped.
  • 1 Clove Garlic, peeled and finely chopped.
  • ½-1 Lemongrass Stalk, tough outer removed and finely chopped.
  • 100g Red Lentils, washed.
  • 200ml Thai Taste Coconut Milk
  • 1 tbsp Thai Taste Red Curry Paste
  • 1 heaped tsp Coriander seeds, crushed.
  • 1 tsp Thai Taste Fish Sauce
  • 500ml Water.
  • 1 Pak Choi, cleaned and quartered lengthways.
  • Juice of ½ Lime.
  • 2 Spring Onions, finely chopped.
  • Small handful of Coriander leaves, finely chopped.

Steps for cooking

  • 1.Heat the oil in a suitable large pan and add the onion, chilli, garlic and lemongrass.
  • 2. Fry gently until the onions and garlic have begun to soften but have not begun to brown.
  • 3. Add the lentils, a good splash of coconut milk,the red curry paste and the crushed coriander seeds.
  • 4. Mix and cook over medium heat until the paste begins to release its aroma.
  • 5. Add the rest of the coconut milk, the water and the fish sauce.
  • 6. Stir thoroughly and allow to cook gently for about 20-30 minutes.
  • 7. If the soup gets too dry add some more water.
  • 8. Now add the pak choi and cover, cook for a further 10 minutes or until it has softened into the soup.
  • 9. Season as required and add the lime juice, spring onions and coriander leaf. Stir together and serve.

Region:

Heat:

Vegetarian:

Gluten Free:

Central

Mild

Yes

Yes

Chef’s Tips

This soup is very versatile and can easily be blended using a hand blender to create a smoother version. It also freezes very well.

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