Thai Red Curry Soup


This quick and easy soup is the perfect kind of comfort food on a cold winter night!

Thai Red Curry Soup - This quick and easy soup is the perfect kind of comfort food on a cold winter night!

When Jason and I first started dating over four years ago, he told me that his mom had just been diagnosed with a tumor around one of her intestines. Not knowing how to react or what to do, I simply told him that I would be there for him, but not in a creepy-stalker-overbearing way. After all, it was our very first date.

Thai Red Curry Soup - This quick and easy soup is the perfect kind of comfort food on a cold winter night!

Because our relationship was so new and so fresh, I felt like Jason couldn’t really share much of his burden with me. But I knew that him and his two older sisters were definitely going through a hell of a time dealing with this. Fortunately, Jason’s mom’s chemo treatment had been a tremendous success and she’s never been healthier to date.

Thai Red Curry Soup - This quick and easy soup is the perfect kind of comfort food on a cold winter night!

I feel like the word “cancer” is so incredibly terrifying that it becomes very hard to talk about. It’s always a sensitive issue between Jason and I, and most times, I’m not sure how to deal with it, or even talk about it. I’m just so incredibly grateful for all of the familial support that surrounds us.

Thai Red Curry Soup - This quick and easy soup is the perfect kind of comfort food on a cold winter night!

That being said, I bring you this thai red curry soup today. It was incredibly hard to pick a dish for this event but I finally decided to bring a bowl of my favorite kind of comfort food. With vibrant flavors of red curry, vermicelli noodles and tons of veggies, this will surely become your favorite kind of comfort food too!

Thai Red Curry Soup

This quick and easy soup is the perfect kind of comfort food on a cold winter night!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can coconut milk
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 (12-ounce) package firm tofu, cubed
  • 3 ounces shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 red chili pepper, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
  • 4 ounces vermicelli noodles
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Red kamaboko (steamed fish cake), thinly sliced, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Heat a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add red curry paste and coconut milk, whisking to combine. Bring to a boil and stir in vegetable stock, fish sauce, tofu, mushrooms, bean sprouts, chili pepper and vermicelli.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer until noodles are cooked through, about 4-6 minutes. Stir in spinach until wilted, about 1 minute. Stir in cilantro and freshly squeezed lime juice; season with salt, to taste.
  3. Serve immediately, garnished with chili pepper, cilantro and fish cake, if desired.