Coconut Green Spring Soup

Coconut Green Spring Soup
Coconut Green Spring Soup

It is now Spring in Arizona. The fruit trees are starting to bud, the seeds are sprouting. And this weather inspired this refreshing Coconut Green Spring Soup. The flavors in the soup, based on coconut milk, ginger, garlic, and lemongrass, are perfectly balanced. You could use other vegetables that cook somewhat quickly, as this soup is ready in a heartbeat! Longest thing is mincing and chopping. I served my soup over some ramen noodles, but any type of Asian noodles would work here. Ramen, soba, pad thai noodles, all good choices! I hope you enjoy this soup as much as my family did!

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Coconut Green Spring Soup

  • Author: Karine K
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemongrass, soft part only, minced
  • 1/2 bunch asparagus, cut into 1” lengths
  • 2 small zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and then sliced thin into half moons
  • 3 heads baby bok choi, stems and leaves separated, stems diced and leaves torn if too big
  • 5 cups vegetable broth or mushroom stock
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons green curry paste
  • 4 cups shiitake mushroom caps, sliced about 1/4” thick
  • 2 limes, cut into quarters
  • 1 jalapeño chile, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 10 oz package Asian noodles (soba, ramen, pad thai), cooked according to package directions
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • To garnish: fresh cilantro, fresh basil, mung bean sprouts, and toasted peanuts

Instructions

In a soup pot, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and lemongrass, and sauté for 2 minutes, while stirring. Add the asparagus, zucchini and bok choi stems, and cook, stirring, 3 more minutes.

Add broth, coconut milk, green curry paste, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and add mushrooms. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 4-5 minutes until the mushrooms are cooked. Add the bok choi leaves and turn off the heat. Sprinkle with the juice of half a lime and add the chile. Taste and adjust seasonings. 

To serve, put some noodles in shallow bowls. Top with some soup and garnish with cilantro, basil, bean sprouts, toasted peanuts, and lime quarters. Bon appétit!


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Soupe printanière au lait de coco

  • Author: Karine K
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 c. à thé d’huile de coconut 
  • 1 grosse gousse d’ail, émincée
  • 1 bout de gingembre frais de 1 pouce, émincé
  • 1 c. à soupe de citronnelle, la partie tendre seulement, émincée
  • 1/2 botte d’asperges, coupées en tronçons de 1 pouce
  • 2 petits zucchinis, coupés en deux sur la longueur, et ensuite tranchés mince en demi-lune
  • 3 têtes de jeune bok choi (pak-choï), les queues coupées en dés et les feuilles hachées
  • 5 tasses de bouillon de légumes ou de champignons
  • 1 boîte de lait de coconut régulier
  • 2 c. à thé de pâte de cari verte
  • 4 tasses de champignons shiitake, sans les queues et coupés en tranches de 1/4 pouce
  • 2 limes, coupées en quartiers
  • 1 piment jalapeño, en fines lanières
  • 1 paquet (10 oz) de nouilles de style asiatique (soba, ramen, pad thaï), cuites selon les directives sur l’emballage
  • Sel de mer, au goût salt and pepper, to taste
  • Garnitures: coriandre fraîche, basilic Thaï, jeunes pousses, cacahuètes grillées

Instructions

Dans un chaudron à soupe, chauffer l’huile de coconut à feu moyen-élevé. Ajouter l’ail, le gingembre et la citronnelle. Faire revenir 2 minutes, en brassant. Ajouter les asperges, le zucchini et les queues de bok choi, et cuire, en brassant, 3 minutes de plus.

Ajouter le bouillon, le lait de coconut, la pâte de cari verte, et le sel de mer, au goût. Porter à ébullition et ajouter les champignons. Réduire le feu et laisser mijoter pendant 4 à 5 minutes, jusqu’à ce que les champignons soient cuits. Ajouter les feuilles de bok choi et retirer du feu. Ajouter le jus de lime et le piment jalapeño. Goûter et ajuster les assaisonnements.

Pour servir, placer les nouilles cuites dans des assiettes creuses. Ajouter la soupe. Garnir de coriandre fraîche, de basilic Thaï, de jeunes pousses, des cacahuètes grillées, et de quartiers de lime. Bon appétit!

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