Tag Archive | Cilantro

Thai Curry Noodle Soup with Garlic Shrimp

Adapted from a recipe by Heather Christo

Below serves 2

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Tiger Shrimp 10-12
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 C chicken broth
  • 1 1/2  C lite coconut milk
  • Fish sauce (dash)
  • Rice noodles (enough for 2!)
  • 6 white button mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • Fresh cilantro
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced

 

  • Combine the ginger, curry paste & 1tbsp oil in a small bowl and mix well.
  • In a pot, heat the curry paste/ginger mix over medium heat, frying the paste gently for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth & lite coconut milk with the dash of fish sauce.
  • Add the mushrooms & red peppers, bring to the boil and reduce gently to simmer (for around 5 mins.)
  • While this is happening in a separate pan pour boiling water onto the dry noodles, let them soften, rinse well & set aside (portioned off into the 2 bowls.)
  • In a frying pan heat the garlic with the remaining 1tbsp oil over a medium heat, add the shrimp and cook till lightly pink, but not overcooked! (this can happen alongside the noodles)
  • Once cooked add the shrimp to the broth, remove from the heat and allow to stand for 1-2min.
  • Pour over the noodles in the bowl and garnish with the coriander & spring onion.

Prep & cooking time – less than 30 minutes total.

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Chickpea & Carrot Salad

This can be served as a side salad or as the main dish. Today I prepared it along with some Dolmades

  • 1 – 398ml can of ChickPeas, drained & rinsed
  • 2 cups grated Carrot
  • 2 small Red Peppers, diced
  • 3 Spring Onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Avocado, diced
  • 1/3 cup Cilantro
  • 1/3 cup Raisins
  • 2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Combine the Chickpeas, Carrot, Red Pepper, Avocado, Raisins & Spring Onions into a large bowl. Add the Cilantro, Red Wine Vinegar, Cumin, Salt & Pepper and mix through thoroughly.
  • I tend to vary the quantities of Raisins, Cilantro, Red Wine Vinegar & Cumin depending on how I feel, so there are no hard & fast rules here.
  • Total prep time  10 mins