Felt like this recipe lacked some depth and flavor. I’d want a lot more spice and umami. We eventually threw on some crushed peanuts from the pantry which helped with texture and flavor. I can see where it would be good if you were recovering from a stomach bug, or hungover; but for a regular dinner I’d skip it.
Awesome recipe Hetty! I’ve made the paste and soup for the past 2 years. I’ve also played around and used the paste for other things. I love using the soup as a substitute for water in making rice. Do you have any recommendations on what else I can use this paste in? How can I make it into a marinade?
This soup was better than I ever imagined-so flavorful! I don't like really spicy foods, so only used 1 serrano pepper. I probably could have handled another, but 3 might have pushed my limits with spice. The only other changes were unplanned. I didn't realize that I had no coriander, coconut milk or noodles. I did use a bit of almond milk, but don't think that added as much creaminess as the coconut milk would have. I did not miss the noodles and will probably never even add them because it was so good without. I love the garlic infused oil and think that added a bit of richness to the taste. I think this could be the best soup I have ever made!
This is so delicious! Made paste as written but excluded the garlic oil. I added baked tofu, Savoy cabbage and spinach (in place of chard) and served with rice on the side. Have made 3 times in last month and the whole family loves it. Looks gorgeous too.
Whether you overimbibed last night or were looking to start the year off on a healthy note, this is your soup. I followed the recipe exactly. Next time, I would happily use spinach instead of chard, and though I'm not a huge mushroom fan, I think they'd work well with the flavors here if you are. I may throw in some chicken as I can see that working too. Don't be scared off by the pungency of the curry paste, as it's a nice amount for the amount of broth you use here—though you'll definitely have leftovers. I *did* use a flavorful broth (Better than Bouillon No-Chicken) and salted the water for the noodles, so didn't feel the need to add any extra. All in all, this was really great, and certainly company-worthy. And healthy to boot.