A happy Thursday morning going out to all you soup lovers!Â Just one more work day away from a relaxing weekend, right?
On the menu forÂ today we have a fabulous coconutÂ milk soup with pineapple, suitably called the Pina Colada Soup Recipe.Â Feel free to add a little curry paste to give it a little something extra.Â Enjoy!Â
- 1 quart stock (chicken or vegetable)
- 1 can coconut milk
- 3/4 cup pineapple chunks
- 1 small red onion, sliced into half moons
- 1/2 cup sliced carrot
- 1/2 cup sliced celery
- 1 yellow pepper cut into thin slices
- 2 teaspoons grated ginger
- 4 kaffir lime leaves
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped lemon peel
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons salt (roughly!)
- 1 packet of ramen-like noodles per serving
- cilantro and green onion for garnish
Put the coconut milk, lime leaves, lemon peel, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and ginger in a big, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Bring to low simmer, reduce heat, and leave simmering while you do all of the other slicing, chopping, and continuous reloading of election returns. Let it simmer for at least 20 minutes to reduce and concentrate the flavor.
Add the stock, stir to mix. Turn heat back up to and bring it all to a low simmer, then turn the heat back down.
In another pot, boil enough water to cook the noodles. I recommend that you cook the noodles fresh each time you serve the soupâ€”assuming youâ€™re going to serve some tonight and refrigerate the rest. Anyway, prepare the noodles according to the package directions, drain, and set aside.
Heat a skillet, preferably nonstick, over high heat. Add a little canola or vegetable oil. Fry the onion until it is lightly carmelized. Pop the onion into the soup bowl. Repeat with carrots, celery, and pineapple.
Add the sliced yellow pepper to the soup, and bring it all up to a low simmer. Add lemon juice. Check for seasoningâ€”I had to add another teaspoon of salt, but your mileage will vary. Take out the lime leaves.
Put a servingâ€™s worth of noodles in each bowl, along with a bit of chopped cilantro and green onion. Ladle soup onto noodles & you’re ready to serve!