Oh my... I have found a new delight! When I was in New York, I ate at a Thai restraunt called Pongsri. I was absolutely enthralled with the coconut soup so the other day I got online and found a recipie for it. Naturally, I didn't follow the instructions. But I ended up with a delicious dinner.
26 oz canned coconut milk
1 chicken breast (cut into bite size pieces)
3 green onions, chopped up
a couple of handfuls of yellow onion sliced into rings or chunks (your choice)
a few handfuls of bean sprouts
about 1/8 cup of fresh cilantro leaves, coarsley chopped
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice (I like lime so I put in 4)
2 cups of beef or chicken broth (I didn't have chicken broth so I used beef)
1 little serano pepper, seeded and sliced into thin strips (the recipie called for like 7 of these)
A couple slices of fresh ginger root
The recipe also called for lemongrass stalk or root or something that I couldn't find at the grocery store so I added an extra tsp of lemon juice to the mix. It also called for 2 tablespoons of fish sauce, which, when I found it in the grocery store and discovered that it is squished up anchovies, I decided to omit it from my brew. :D
In a medium saucepan cook your bite size chicken bits. Season with lemon pepper if desired. Remove from pan and set aside.
Pour in beef/chicken broth.
Add bean sprouts, green and yellow onion, serano pepper and whatever other vegetables you feel like. I was thinking, some chopped celery would go real well in it.
Oh...don't forget the ginger and lemon and lime juice. (pretty much everything but the coconut milk and the chicken)
simmer for about 10 minutes.
Now pour in the coconut milk and add the chicken. Simmer but do not boil for another 5 to 10 minutes. Add a little accent of fresh cilantro to the top if you feel all fancy and stuff.
Now it's ready to do fabulous things to your mouth! Hope you enjoy this as much as I did! I claim NO responsibility for any injuries resulting from following my unconventional recipes and/or cooking methods!!!!