After following along on Lindsay's dreamy adventures through France, I was so excited when she decided to create her own blog where she shares all of her delicious recipes, tips, and tricks to make even the most inexperienced cooks feel relaxed and confident in the kitchen. You can learn Lindsay's top three tricks for instantly upping your cooking game by subscribing to her website here!
So let's get into Lindsay's Thai Coconut Soup, or Tom Kha Gai. It may seem intimidating, but let me assure you, Lindsay makes this recipe as easy and approachable as possible with her step-by-step video! I'm all about this cozy soup because it's full of protein, healthy fats, and tons of flavor. It uses coconut milk as a base for the soup, which I love because it's one of those nutrient-packed foods that has a ton of health benefits like lowering blood pressure, building muscle, boosting fat loss, and reducing inflammation. Sign me up! And I'm thinking that next time I make this, I'll have to try it served over some cauliflower rice, because how hearty and delicious would that be!?
1 can full-fat coconut milk
2 cups water
4 inches fresh ginger, peeled and cut into a few big chunks (so you can remove them later)
2 stalks lemongrass (see video for how to process)
3/4 large white onion, sliced
2 raw chicken breasts, cut into medium chunks
4-5 small thai chilies, diced
1 tsp salt
1 cup organic cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce (or tamari or Coconut Aminos for gluten-free)
1 lime, juiced
2 green onions, chopped - for garnish
1. Watch the video!
2. Bring coconut milk and water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Add ginger and lemongrass (these
pieces should be large enough so you are able to remove them later). Let simmer 5 minutes.
3. Add onion, chicken, and as much of the diced chilies as desired. Simmer until chicken
is cooked through, about 8-10 minutes, adding the tomatoes after about 5 minutes.
4. Add soy sauce, fish sauce, lime juice, and salt to taste.
5. Ladle into bowls, removing the chunks of lemongrass and ginger. Top with an extra squeeze of
lime and a garnish of green onions. Enjoy!
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