Lemon Grass Coconut Lime Soup

Aloha! Soups, stews, one pot meals are such great ways to make a big meal fast, and budget friendly while enjoying a big bowl of bold flavors! Coconut Milk, Cashew Cream, or avocado can be used in replace of making recipes that call for cream! To make cashew cream, you simply soak cashews and blend in water! Its amazing the consistency and is great because it doesn't have too much flavor for those dishes you want to keep close to their original flavor!

Below is a hearty bowl of Coconut curry with lots of avocado and black rice. To be honest, I prefer white rice but this was a nice change :) I use this base recipe alot but change it up to add a little new flare!

Hope you like it! Let me know if try it by tagging @earthyandy RECIPE BELOW...

Lemon Grass Coconut Lime Soup

Note, if you don't want Coconut Nut milk, this can make for a nice broth soup as well! Just add 4 cups of water or vegetable stock in place of coconut milk.

Ingredients

1 large chopped white onion                                                                                                                   1/4 cup heaping red Thai curry paste
1 tablespoon Thai chili paste
4 stocks minced or left in 2 inch sticks lemon grass (if you cant find any.. still make this!)
4-5 1/4 inch thick slices of ginger (galangal is best)
1 cup roughly chopped Shiitake mushrooms                                                                                         1 teaspoon turmeric powder

*Saute above together in large soup pot simmer for 10 minutes on meduim heat then add..

3 cans natural coconut milk (full fat is best :)
1.5 cups water or vegetable stock

*Bring to Simmer and add....

4-6 copped bite sized carrots
4 chopped bite sized potatoes (whatever kind you want.. Here I used Okinawan potatoes)                                                                                                                                                  4 kaffir lime leaves (fine without, just add more lemon to taste)

*Once root vegetables are at desired texture (10-15 minutes on medium simmer heat) add....

1 cup peas
1/4 squeezed lemon or lime juice
I cup cilantro

Method in more detail......
On medium heat in large pot SautΓ© finely chopped onion, chopped mushroom with a splash of water, chilli paste red curry paste, turmeric powder , lemon grass and ginger until soft and onions are sweating (approx 8 minutes). Stir frequently.
Add into pot of
Onions the vegetable stock, kaffir leaves, and coconut milk and bring to simmer, add all vegetables except peas. Simmer on med low until potatoes and carrots are desired texture (can stick a fork in them) add peas, lemon juice, and fresh herbs and take off heat.

Favorite way enjoy , enjoy with beautifully smelling basmati rice , more fresh herbs and chopped avocado !

Add a new flare on the dinning with a bowl of Lemon Grass Coconut Lime Soup.

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