Saturday, September 22, 2012

Easy Tom Kha Kai Soup and some Fall Knitting

My son Tyler is home from Oklahoma State this weekend and somehow it just ended up being the two of us for lunch today.  I have been eyeing this recipe for some time over at and decided today (the first day of Fall) was the day to try it.  As he does every weekend Ty was skyping with his friend Kari who is 1/2 Thai and  telling her we were having a Thai Coconut Soup.  She texted back......TOM KHA KAI!!!!!!!!!!!  LOL! is our Easy Tom Kha Kai Soup.  I can't tell you how flavorful yet easy this soup is.  This one's for you Kari!

Easy Tom Kha Kai Soup (Thai Coconut Soup)

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoon jalapeno pepper, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
2 (14.5 oz) cans chicken broth
1 (13.4 oz) can light coconut milk
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
2 pkgs ramen noodles (seasoning packet discarded)
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 small rotisserie chicken (deboned and chopped)

cilantro, chopped
green onion, chopped
Lime wedges

Heat a medium sized pot to medium high heat and add olive oil, jalapeno and ginger.  Cook for 1-2 minutes stirring frequently until jalapeno and ginger are soft and fragrant.  Stir in chicken broth, coconut milk and salt and increase heat to bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer and add noodles (seasoning packet has been discared) and chicken.  Cook for about 3 minutes or until noodles are tender.  Remove from heat and stir in lime juice.  

Ladle into bowls adding the toppings to serve.  Serves 4

Along with making some amazing soups the beginning of Autumn has really inspired me to start knitting again so I started making a few Christmas gifts for the family.  Unfortunately, I can't show them here or it would ruin the surprise!  I did however slip these adorably easy mitts in for myself.  I found the pattern over at Inspired and it was a really fast project.  They came out so cute!  I think I need another pair or 3 though........  too cute not to have more than one!


  1. I am definitely going to try this soup!

  2. I made this soup for supper tonight! I made two pots, one with chicken and one with shrimp as my husband and daughter don't eat meat. this was so amazingly good! Even my 11 year old son who ONLY likes pizza and anything fried, liked it! This is a definite keeper!

  3. This sounds fantastic! I will have to try it.

  4. Mmm, the soup sounds delicious!! Love the fingerless mitts, I have two pairs I've knitted ready for the chilly weather but I think I need another pair in a different colourway. Love this blue!!

    Louise xx


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