Showing posts with label soups. Show all posts
Showing posts with label soups. Show all posts

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thai Lemongrass Chicken Curry & Friday Potluck

What a wild ride it's been!

There has been so much going on in my life the last few weeks, months, you name it! I'm not sure where the time has gone. Suddenly, it's 2012!
2012?!?!?! How did this happen?

Actually, I've got a pretty good idea where the time has gone.

my back deck

This is a year of near record snowfall in Anchorage. Before the latest round of storms, I think we stood at almost 82" of snow. Today, we got at least another 8, and it's still falling.

I'm getting really good at shoveling. I'm blessed with neighbors that help shovel the driveway, and I have been keeping up with the back deck... It's getting hard to shovel UP though!!!
Nothing like a snowy day to make you appreciate a lovely soup.

1 lb chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1-2 tbsp Thai green curry powder
2 cups chicken broth
1 can light coconut milk
4 green onions, diced
3 stalks lemongrass, tough outer leaves removed and pale stalk diced

Heat empty pan on medium heat until hot to touch. Toss chicken into the pan, and cover with curry powder. Saute until cooked all the way through. Toss in some chicken broth (I make mine using water and Better than Bouillon) to deglaze the pan. Allow to simmer for a few minutes and then add in the coconut milk, green onions and lemongrass. Cover and simmer for another 20 minutes to allow the flavors to marry.

Serve over brown rice and enjoy the yummy-ness.

And now onto the first Friday Potluck of 2012! Enjoy!

grab the code!

Just a few quick and easy rules for joining the party (please read them before posting) 
1. Link directly to your recipe (not your main blog). 
2. Only one recipe per blog each week.
3. Be sure, in the linked blog post, to link back here to Friday Potluck @ EKat's Kitchen. 
4. Have fun, do some visiting and enjoy!

If you want to get updates on my posts, and any promotions I'm running, especially with Google Friend Connect going the way of the dodo bird, please follow me either via email or using my RSS feed.

1. Italian Northern Bean Soup with Parmesan
2. Ranch Rolls
3. Moroccan soup with chickpeas + quinoa
4. Green Chile Stew
5. Beef Stew Casserole
6. Ranch Rolls
7. Bacon Jam Crostini
8. Beetroot Rolls
9. Peanut Butter Fudgy Muffins
10. Cheesy Asparagus Potato Soup
11. Peanut Butter Cup Blondies
12. Black Russian Pound Cake with Warm Kahlu
13. Double Decker Chocolate Cream Pie
14. Chicken and Dumplings
15. Catfish Divan
16. Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
17. Candied Kumquats
18. Reeskies
19. Matzo Ball Soup
20. Pumpkin Oatmeal
21. 3 Simple, Healthy Habits for a New Year
22. Honey-Wheat Pizza Dough
23. North Woods Bean Soup
24. Peanut Butter-Chocolate Twist Cupcakes
25. Chicken and Smoked Sausage Jambalaya
26. Leftover London Broil Sandwiches
27. Chai Tea Mix
28. Curry in a Hurry
29. Tinkerball Cake/ Self Sagacity
30. Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins
31. Teriyaki Chicken over white rice noodles
32. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
33. BLT Pasta Salad
34. Seared Scallops w/Creamy Pesto & Lemon P
35. Cocoa Pink Cuplets

This linky list is now closed.

Monday, November 7, 2011

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup is one of my MOST FAVORITEST soups of all time.
Most favoritest. I love making up words.

I just want to share some photos of my dad's French Onion Soup recipe. His is one of the best I've ever had.

Yum Yum Yum.

After making the soup, dish it up.

With the croutons, just out of the oven.

Eat up!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lentil Chili (Vegetarian): Recipes on a Budget

I just love lentils! 

I've been craving them for the last week or so. So last week (before the great Facebook fandango), I posted on my wall asking for your favorite recipes. The lovely Rhonda Cunningham-Phillips responded with this fantastic lentil chili.

I planned to make it several times, but finally did it tonight! And wow! What an amazing dish.

As Rhonda says, "This is a great vegetarian chili to prepare than standard chili because lentils cook quickly." 

It's thick and tasty and... the piece de resistance -- vegetarian, yet it keeps the meat eaters happy! Not to mention, it's really fast!

Though we've only made/had once time, this chili is easily a favorite of mine. Quick, delicious and healthy! I'm in love.

Lentil Chili
modified from a recipe by Rhonda Cunningham-Phillips

4 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium onions, chopped
1 small Jalapeno or cayenne pepper, minced
1 TBSP. olive oil
3 cups brown lentils
6 cups water
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. thyme
3/4 cup tomato paste
1 small can V-8 or tomato juice
2 TBSP. red wine vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar)
1 tsp. granulated sugar
1 large Red Bell pepper, chopped (I omitted due to lack of availability)
2 stalks celery, chopped (I doubled due to the lack of bell pepper)
Salt & pepper to taste

You can also add some toppings: grated cheese, green onions, sour cream, cilantro or parsley

Saute' garlic, onion, and hot pepper in oil. Add lentils, water and spices. Simmer for 25 to 30 minutes in a covered pot until the lentils are tender. Add tomato paste, juice, vinegar, sugar, red pepper, and celery. Add salt, pepper, and additional water if needed. Simmer for another 15 to 20 minutes until vegetables are tender. Serve with brown rice.


I'm proud to enter this into Miz Helen's Chili Cookoff!

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

French Onion Soup - Table For Two

Glacier Valley CSA has been particularly wonderful the last few weeks; as spring gears up and leaps into summer, I can't wait for more and more locally grown foods!

We've had a plethora of spectacularly gorgeous onions lately.I wasn't sure what to do with them, until thumbing through Warren Caterson's Table For Two Cookbook, when I chanced upon an fabulous recipe for French Onion Soup... for two! I was very very excited about the possibilities for not needing a gazillion onions and making one of my  most favorite soups!

And how delicious it was!

I encourage you all to try Warren's recipe. Just be sure to give yourselves plenty of time; the recipe takes about 2 hours from start to finish.... well worth it, but not something to make if you're planning to eat within half an hour of cooking!

Super thinly sliced onions!
Getting ready to saute.

Whew - achieved translucence!
Settling in for the caramelization!
I've learned that I have a very short attention span. This means that if I'm cooking something that requires consistent supervision (30 minutes of stirring), it's better to settle down in the kitchen with a glass of wine and magazine, and pulling up a bar chair.

I do have this fantastic kitchen mat, filled with lovely wine imagery to help with long periods of kitchen standing, but sitting with a glass of wine is always preferable!



Adding the wine to deglaze.
Evaporating wine.

Adding the broth and spices.

Beautiful soup.
Almost ready to eat!
making toast!
Lovely toast!
In the mugs!
Comte Cheese for the croutons.
Ready to eat!
I love love love love love French Onion Soup! This was so filling and well worth the time. We devoured the soup and were stuffed. This is a perfect meal for two!

It is with great pleasure that I share this soup project with you, and that I announce that tomorrow afternoon I'll be opening a giveaway of Warren's cookbook! He has graciously agreed to sponsor a giveaway to a U.S. resident. Please be sure to check back tomorrow for the giveaway!

I'll be linking this post up to Sooper Sunday at Kahakai Kitchen, hosted by the lovely Deb.
Also, please visit these other great linkies for awesome food ideas you'll love

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage


Related Posts with Thumbnails