Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup

So we all have colds in Casa del Kitchen Operas right now… so it was time for spicy soup. Our usual cold remedy of choice is either a big bowl of Tom Yum with Brown Rice Vermicelli or Miso & Coconut Soup with Soba Noodles. However, we had a craving around these parts for Thai red curry. We thought about our favourite Thai Red Curry Quinoa… but then had a craving for noodles. So a red curry noodle soup it was!

This is by no means authentic Thai cuisine, but it’s full of Thai flavours and oh-so-delicious. And my sinuses are happy for all the steamy, spicy broth. It would be great with whatever veggies you’ve got on hand — I’d love a bowlful with shiitake mushrooms, enoki mushrooms, red onions, baby corn, bamboo shoots, and baby bok choy. The veggies in this recipe are what happened to be in my fridge. And it made for a pretty delicious combination.

I added tons of extra ginger to make it extra vicious against those cold germs:

And tons of nutritious goodness from some gorgeous heirloom carrots from my veggie box:

Which were even more vibrant when I peeled them!

And I thought I’d cover the rainbow of veggies with some red peppers from my veggie box that were mostly sweet, and just a little bit hot:

And through the magic of soup alchemy — we had a gorgeous dinner.  And we’re feeling better already — Ahhhh.

Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup
Serves 4

  • 30 ml (2 Tbsp.) coconut oil
  • 2.5cm (1″) nub of fresh ginger, peeled & cut into slivers
  • 3 shallots, peeled & minced
  • 2 red peppers, cut into thin strips
  • 3 carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 30 ml (2 Tbsp.) red curry paste
  • 165 ml (a 5.6 oz can) coconut milk
  • 750 ml (3 c.) vegetable stock
  • 5 ml (1 Tbsp.) tamari
  • 125g (4.4 oz) brown rice noodles
  • 4 collard green leaves, stems removed and chopped
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • chili garlic sauce, to taste
  • 1 lime, quartered

In a large pot over low heat, heat the coconut oil and sweat the ginger and shallots until the shallots are soft and translucent.

Add the red peppers, carrots, and curry paste and stir well. Turn up the heat to medium, add the coconut milk, stir well and cook for 5 minutes. Add the veggie stock and tamari, stir well, and cook another 5 minutes.

Add the brown rice noodles, and cook for 3 minutes. Add the collard greens and cook one minute more, until the collards are bright green.

To serve — use a set of tongs to get a bowlful of noodles and veggies, and top with cilantro, basil & chili garlic sauce.

Then use a ladle to spoon over the broth:

Serve with a squeeze of lime and enjoy HOT!

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Categories: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Main Course, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian

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18 Comments on “Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup”

  1. October 2, 2012 at 6:33 am #

    Yum! Bookmarking this.

    • Marti
      November 16, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

      I made this soup tonight. It was excellent in flavor prior to adding the chili garlic sauce, even though I reduced that to 1 teaspoon. That item mostly added heat and not so much a flavor, although it did change the flavor somewhat. The result was still good. The collards were very tough. Next time, I’ll steam the collards for 15 min. and add only 3 oz. of noodles, so there is more broth.

      • November 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

        Glad you enjoyed it Marti – and your variations sound delicious!

  2. October 2, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    This looks gorgeous! I definitely want to try this soup, thanks for the recipe ^_^

  3. October 2, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    This soup looks amazing!

  4. October 2, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    I love a good Thai soup and that one looks super delicious!

  5. October 2, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    This looks super easy and delicious! We are getting to soup season, aren’t we? I’m holding onto summer for as long as possible! Hope you are all feeling better!

  6. October 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    YUM, I love red curry! Added this to my “to try” Vegan MoFo board: http://pinterest.com/vegangela/vegan-mofo-2012/ 🙂

  7. October 5, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    Wow, beautiful and full of lovely flavors and nutrition. Those heirloom carrots are so pretty. This might be dinner one night this weekend as our cooler Fall weather is slowly creeping in.

    • October 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

      I thought this was so perfect for fall too!
      Enjoy in good health!!!

  8. October 6, 2012 at 12:26 am #

    When Ted and I go to a Thai restaurant, I’m always the one who gets the Tom Yom Koong (shrimp in a fiery hot chicken-lime broth), and he’s the one who orders Tom Kha Gai (chicken coconut soup). This recipe for Thai chicken red curry coconut soup meets us in the middle, incorporating some of the heat I crave with the smooth coconut milk he loves. My herb garden produced a bumper crop of fragrant lemongrass this year; if you don’t have it, zest the lime before you juice it, and add the zest to the soup.

  9. October 10, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    I’m drooling. What a beautiful dish… and it looks tasty too.

  10. February 4, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    Hi Lindsay. I tried your soup–adapting it a bit because I still feel guilty when I have coconut milk and adding some veggies and tofu. The flavor is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing!! http://theveggieyogi.com/2013/02/04/thai-curry-vegetable-tofu-noodle-soup/

  11. natalie
    March 19, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

    Oh soooo pretty and tasty. Thanks again

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