Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Lillian's CowPoon aka Khaub Poob Recipe (Red Curry and Coconut Soup with Chicken)

This is taken from Lillian's original handwritten recipe. I'm thinking of making it soon, so I figured I'd post it:

Ingredients

1 chicken
7 kaffir lime leaves
2 stalks lemon grass
Ginger
2 cans mushrooms (straw, etc)
2 cans bamboo shoots, cut into thin pieces
1 can coconut milk
Rice noodles
Red curry paste
Bean sprouts
Thai Basil
Limes

Instructions

1.Fill big pot with the amount of water corresponding to the amount of soup you want(1/2, 2/3, enough to cover chicken) and add:
chicken
4 kaffir lime leaves
2 stalks lemon grass
5 big slices of ginger
Boil until chicken is fully cooked(~1 hr)

2.Meanwhile:
Slice up 2 cans bamboo shoots
Slice up 2 cans mushrooms
Wash bean sprouts and Thai basil
Slice limes

3.Once chicken is cooked, remove it and ALL seasoning items from the stock pot
Debone and shred chicken

4.Boil a separate large pot of water for noodles; cook them, drain them, rinse them in cold water and coil them into bowl sized portions and set aside.

5.Return the following to stock pot, then bring all to a boil:
Chicken
Mushrooms
Bamboo shoots
3 kaffir lime leaves
1 can coconut milk

6. Using two spoons to smash it, add 1 tablespoon (no more) of red curry paste. Ensure that it is mixed well

7.Simmer for 20 minutes; serve when ready with garnishes and noodles.

1 comment:

Lillian said...

Mmm I want to eat some of this right now! Thanks for posting this...I'm not sure if I have the original recipe in my records.