Wednesday, December 23, 2009

head clearer

if you're like me you more than likely have some sort of head cold. in fact i think the ol immune system checked out of here sometime back in october. she's somewhere in the south pacific warming her t cells. bitch! anyway, i made this soup 20 minutes ago. it's that easy. 20 minutes start to finish.
serves 2
1 tbsp red curry paste
1 15 or so ounce can full fat coconut milk. not the creme, not the lite and the ingredients should just say coconut milk, you will salt and sweeten it later. (although if u just have the lite that will work too)
1/2 package of mushrooms (i used button), sliced
1 sheet wide rice noodles (i used rice vermicelli b/c that's what i had and not the whole package, half of it) cook these according to package directions FIRST. they need to be cooked before you add them to the soup
1 jalapeno (i did not use it b/c to me the red curry paste is plenty spicy)
1/2 bunch spring onions, sliced
put a little veg oil in a med-large saucepan.
fry the red curry paste for 1 minute.
add the can of coconut milk and then fill it halfway with water and pour it in too.
add 1 tbsp of sugar to taste. i like mine sweet (though not sickly) and i used about a tbsp of agave nectar instead of sugar.
add 1 tsp salt to taste.
simmer for 5 minutes while you slice the mushrooms and green onions.
throw in the mushrooms after 5 minutes is up and simmer for another 2 minutes.
stir in the drained noodles, add your jalapeno if using, and spring onions. serve in deep bowls and squeeze a half a lime over each serving.
so good. so easy.
and it will liquefy the contents of your head. just don't let it drip in your bowl. although i won't judge. i put boogers in my pocket, remember?


LindsB said...

umm, i need some of this NOW- I dont eat meat and this is the most perfect meal i have ever seen...boggers and all :)

gayhooker said...

looks uhmazing - do you deliver?

my favorite and my best said...

hooks, i do not but i promise even in the stupors of your special K bender last night you could make this.

court. said...

Wow, this makes me want to go out and buy pots and pans....

btw, you and ghooks would lovvve this. talk about karma. Just went to the beach to watch the surf and read. got stung in the unmentionables by a bee. 1. that's what I get for bragging earlier this weekend and 2. that's what I get for wearing a brazilian bikini.

true story.

Pam said...

It looks so pretty on the towel! It makes me feel better just looking at it!

nkp said...

One of my favorites and now I can have it anytime. You're the best. But you knew that already, didn't ya?

Sonchia said...

Made this last night. Awesome.

the southern hostess said...

Yum! This looks amazing.

Siiri said...

I don't even like soup, and I just saved this recipe, which looks A.mazing. Thanks for sharing. Would you mind if I reposted to my food blog? lemmeknow

pegr said...

Damn, this is the shit. I added a bit if chicken and had to use red curry sauce,'cause that's what i had on hand. delicious!

GiGi said...

I made this tonight, and almost peed it was so good.
Just like ordering from my favorite Thai joint, except no delivery fee, or language barrier when I call to place an order.