I LOVE to cook. I spend a lot of my time reading recipes, blogs, websites for new inspiration and healthy options of things I love to eat :)
And I especially fancy something spicy and flavoursome during the festive season to break up the flavours of our British traditional Christmas meals.
I have 2 recipes to share this time, firstly a Thai noodle soup & my favourite Guacamole recipe.
You can of course make this without chicken, and use vegetable stock to make it a vegetarian dish.
Thai Chicken Noodle Soup:
1 ltr Chicken stock (proper stuff from boiled bones is best, or an organic stock cube)
1 Chicken breast sliced
Egg Noodles, or Rice Noodles
1 Lemongrass stick - bashed with a rolling pin
1 crushed garlic clove
Thumb size piece of peeled & sliced ginger
Broccoli cut small
Red Peppers thinly sliced
Bok Choi, or Choy Sum
Sugar snap peas
Fresh Red Chilli
1 fresh Lime
Heat the stock adding the lemongrass & ginger & garlic, bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes.
Add the sliced chicken - cook for 5 minutes
Cook the noodles according to their packet in a separate saucepan
Add all the veg except the bean sprouts - cook for 5 more minutes
Serve the noodles into large bowls, add the soup on top, add a dash of soy sauce, and sprinkle on the
bean sprouts and garnish with fresh coriander & a squeeze of fresh lime :-)