Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Thai Curry Vegetable and Tofu Soup

With my man out of town, I am taking the opportunity to try some new recipes that I know he won't eat. Tonight I chose a recipe that I ripped out of my April Real Simple: Thai Curry Vegetable and Tofu Soup. First I stuffed the basher into my Moby wrap, immediately inducing what I like to call a kangaroo coma. It has been proven impossible for him to stay awake for longer than 90 seconds in that thing.

The punk "helped" me for a while before retiring to his room. (Lemons and apples are not ingredients in this dish.)

Here we go...

1 Tbs. Thai red curry paste
1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
2 C vegetable broth
1 14-oz. can coconut milk
kosher salt
1/2 lb. mushrooms, sliced
2 carrots, halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise
14 oz. extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into cubes
4 oz. snow peas
2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
1/4 C torn fresh basil leaves
Asian chili garlic sauce, for serving (which I forgot, but will try next time)

Place the curry paste and ginger in a medium saucepan. Whisk in the broth, coconut milk, and 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Add the mushrooms & carrots to the saucepan and simmer until just tender, 3-5 minutes. Add the tofu and snow peas and simmer until the snow peas are bright green, about 1 minute more. Stir in the lime juice. Sprinkle with the basil and serve with the chili garlic sauce.

When my man is out of town, I often invite family or friends over to share in my bounty, especially if I make something besides fish sticks or mac & cheese. It gives me pleasure to cook for someone, and they pay me back by entertaining the punk and/or holding the basher... and making yummy noises. That's very important to a performer like me. My brother Michael didn't disappoint.

Mmmm... just enough left for lunch tomorrow.


Brit said...

holy moses! This looks delicious! Can't wait to try it out...

Sally said...

Yum! And I love the moby wrap too... it's the only way to get things done.

Becky Youkstetter said...

Now my mouth is watering! Glad to hear it's good - and I must try it. You know how I feel about tofu.

Heather B said...

YEAH for the Moby wrap! Also, can't wait to try that recipe. Thanks. I'm going dairy free, so I need more Thai food and asian stuff!

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