Thai Chicken Soup
My family loves Thai food. I was happy when I found this recipe, because it captures all the authentic flavors of a Thai restaurant. If you want a soup with less fat, it is possible to substitute light coconut milk for one or both cans of regular coconut milk. Fresh lemon grass can be omitted, but the soup will lack some complexity. Don't be tempted to use jarred or dried lemon grass-their flavor is characterless. If you want a spicier soup, add more red curry paste to taste.
I have found these ingredients in my major chain supermarkets, in the International section. Fresh lemongrass is also available at my grocery store.
For a more substantial meal, serve the soup over 2 to 3 cups of cooked jasmine rice. The soup can be prepared through step 1 up to one day ahead of time and refrigerated, but it should be completed immediately before serving, as the chicken and mushrooms can easily overcook.
You can, certainly, substitute shrimp instead of chicken and it will taste delicious.Submitted by: FOODIEWIFE