Thai coconut soup

Blue bowl of soup with patterned placemat

This delicious dish comes straight from Thailand! Authentic? Heck yes! My husband and I visited beautiful Thailand last year. One of my highlights was cooking school! The day I booked my class no one else showed up! Talk about one-on-one attention! The original recipe is slightly altered.. I wanted a low fat, completely vegan, vegetable loaded soup! :) Hope you like!

When preparing the herbs. Use the end of a knife to crush.

Ingredients
  • 2 - 3 shallot bulbs, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp rice malt syrup (or a little coconut cream)
  • 3 cups light coconut milk (700 mL)
  • 1 lemongrass stem, crushed, tied into a knot if possible
  • 1 - 4 hot chillies, lightly crushed
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves torn
  • 5 slices galangal, crushed (or 1 1/2 tsp powder)
  • 7 snow peas, halved
  • 1 carrot, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced - not diced
  • 3 mushrooms, sliced
  • 70 g bamboo shoots (1/2 small 225 mL tin)
  • 2 - 3 tsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp vegan fish sauce, more depending on taste
Serves
2 - 3
Instructions
  1. Step 1

    Prepare vegan fish sauce ahead of time. You'll have more than enough. Store in the fridge for a few days (otherwise freeze for next time!). See Vegan Miam for the awesome recipe!

  2. Step 2

    Add shallots and rice malt syrup (or coconut cream) to Thermomix bowl. Saute 3 mins/100 degrees/speed 1.

  3. Step 3

    Keep blades running on speed 1 while adding the coconut milk. Coconut milk can easily curdle when heated and not stirred properly! Turn blades off.

  4. Step 4

    Add lemongrass, chillies, kaffir lime leaves and galangal.

  5. Step 5

    Heat the coconut milk and herbs until fragrant Reverse Thermomix symbol/6 mins/90 degrees/speed 2.

  6. Step 6

    Add vegetables (except tomato) and cook Reverse Thermomix symbol/3 mins/90 degrees/speed 1. If you prefer softer vegetables cook longer.

  7. Step 7

    Add tomato, vegan fish sauce and lime juice. Stir Reverse Thermomix symbol/1 mins/80 degrees/speed 1. Taste and adjust to your liking. Adding more fish sauce for saltiness, more lime juice for sourness or a little organic sugar for sweetness.

  8. Step 8

    Remove lemongrass, chillies, galangal (if using fresh) and kaffir lime leaves (if you can find them!) :)

  9. Step 9

    Pour into bowls. Garnish with fresh coriander. Can be served with rice.