Sunday, June 2, 2013

Coconut-Lime Thai Chicken soup w/ Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Soup. Sometimes it's all I want to eat. I'm always looking for new and interesting soup recipes to try and this is probably one of my favorite ones. The first time I had this was at my in laws home, where my sweet mother-in law made it for us all. My favorite side with this soup will always be roasted sweet potatoes, since she introduced me to this recipe. I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Now on to the good stuff...

For the soup you will need:

* 5 cups chicken broth
*1/3 cup fresh lime juice
*1/4 cup think sliced fresh ginger
*2 cloves- garlic-smashed with flat side of knife.
*3 TBS soy sauce
*3 TBS brown sugar
*2 cans coconut milk
*4 cups bite-sized pieces chicken (I use a whole rotisserie chicken and pick apart all of the chicken off the bone into a bowl and set aside when ready-Gotta get messy to make good food!)
*1-2 fresh sliced jalapeno
*3 cups hot cooked rice (I love using jasmine rice)
*Cilantro for topping

Serves up to: 6 / Cooking time: 40 mins.

In a 4-5 QT. pot, combine chicken broth, lime juice, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Bring to boil over high heat. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 20 mins. 
With slotted spoon, lift out and discard ginger and garlic.
Add coconut milk, pieced chicken and jalapeno.
Stir over low-med heat for at least 5-6 mins. DO NOT LET SOUP BOIL at this point.
Divide rice among bowls and spoon soup over the top. Top with cilantro.

For the roasted sweet potatoes you will need:

*2-4 Large sweet potatoes 
(I only used 2 and it was more than plenty for Matt and I,
 but you can add more if you feeding more bellies!)
*fine sea salt 
*dry ginger seasoning
*olive oil

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F
Skin your sweet potatoes, quarter and dice into small chunks. On a large metal cookie sheet, spread your sweet potatoes and drizzle with olive oil (don't soak them, but enough to lightly cover them)
Season with your salt, pepper, and ginger.
With clean hands, dig right in and mix it all together right there on your sheet. 
(No need to dirty other dishes, right?)
Place in the oven for 20-25 mins.

I hope you all enjoy making, eating, & sharing this with your family & friends!

With Love,