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Chicken Soup, Curried Coconut (M, TNT)
Source: Bon Appetit, October 2003
Serves: Makes 6 first-course or 4 main-course servings.

3 cups low-salt chicken broth
1 13-1/2-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
3/4 cup chopped green onions
2-1/2 tablespoons curry powder
1-1/2 tablespoons minced fresh lemongrass (from about 4 stalks)
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
4 large chicken thighs with bones (about 1-1/2 pounds)
1 6-ounce package baby spinach leaves
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Lime wedges

Special equipment:
Pressure cooker, available at Asian markets and in the produce section of some supermarkets.

Combine first 6 ingredients in 6- to 8-quart pressure cooker. Remove skin from chicken; add chicken to cooker. Lock lid in place. Bring to high pressure over high heat. Cook 8 minutes, adjusting heat as necessary to maintain high pressure. Remove from heat. Let pressure come down naturally 8 minutes. Quick-release any remaining pressure.

Slowly release lid, standing back and allowing steam to escape.

Transfer chicken to work surface; cool briefly. Remove bones. Cut chicken into 1/2" cubes. Return chicken to soup; add spinach. Simmer until spinach wilts, about 1 minute. Add lime juice. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper.

Ladle soup into bowls; sprinkle with cilantro. Serve, passing lime wedges separately.

Poster's Notes:
Tip: Use only the bottom two inches of each lemongrass stalk. Peel off the first outer layer, then mince the core.

Posted by Marilyn Jacobs

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A