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Thai Coconut Curry Soup


Much to my dismay, my winter jacket emerged from the closet for the first time yesterday morning. The weather has quickly turned from somewhat bearable to completely frigid and I’m not quite mentally prepared. While I’m never entirely happy when the winter months begin to show their true colours, there’s something to be said about hunkering down indoors with a piping hot bowl of soup as the wind howls outside. On a particularly frosty day recently, Justin and I took this recipe out for a spin. The flavours are rich and intense in the best possible way and I was surprised at how simple it was to throw together on a whim*. Chef Michael Smith is always a hit in our household and I can pretty much guarantee that this soup will be on heavy rotation in the coming months.

*I realize that lemongrass, coconut milk and lime leaves aren’t staples in most people’s homes, but we are big Thai food fans over here. In fact, I’ve never in my life roasted a chicken, cooked a steak or baked a pork chop – but Thai? Thai I can do with my eyes closed.

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21 Comments

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    Supal {chevrons and éclairs}
    November 8, 2012 at 4:21 am

    This sounds perfect for a COLD, rainy Friday night in. I had a long week and I think something tangy and spicy would do the trick!

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      Jacquelyn
      November 11, 2012 at 11:07 pm

      Totally agree!

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    Pink Ronnie
    November 8, 2012 at 5:37 am

    I would love to learn how to make Thai.
    Your curry looks amazing, Jacquelyn…
    Ronnie xo

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      Jacquelyn
      November 11, 2012 at 11:08 pm

      Thanks Ronnie! It’s surprisingly easy if you can track down the ingredients. I could e-teach you ;)

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    Julia
    November 8, 2012 at 6:48 am

    this looks really good!

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      Jacquelyn
      November 11, 2012 at 11:08 pm

      it was ;)

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    Sophie
    November 8, 2012 at 6:50 am

    it’s official; we definitely have twin taste buds! thai is my favourite! lime leaves, lemongrass and coconut milk are serious staples in my home! i can’t live without them! i will definitely be whipping this recipe up asap! it sounds and looks amazing! xx

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      Jacquelyn
      November 11, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      amazing! I feel like we’re kindred spirits

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    Britt @ My. Daily. Randomness.
    November 8, 2012 at 7:11 am

    This sounds like it would hit the spot perfectly! It is getting really cold out there lately…

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    David Ip
    November 8, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Another recipe for the “to make” pile! You’re made of hardier stuff than me JC, I busted out the heavier leather last week… but I refuse to break out my parka until it’s minus 20!

    I’ll have to flip you my Poulet Roti recipe, it’s deceptively tricky to get that super crisp skin and moist interior, but not that hard. The leftovers are great for soups too!

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      Jacquelyn
      November 11, 2012 at 11:10 pm

      You and Mirko… I’d rather be warm than subscribe to odd weather rules!

      Yesss that sounds delicious. Please send away!

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    Leigh
    November 8, 2012 at 8:29 am

    This looks phenomenal! The colors are perfect and all I want this time of year is to eat warm soup types of meals :)

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      Jacquelyn
      November 11, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      I’ve been living off of soup lately. Justins probably wondering when we’ll start eating solid foods again haha

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    Alyssa
    November 8, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I’ve actually never made Thai food, but the few times I’ve had it, I’ve loved it. Can’t wait to try this one weekend!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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      Jacquelyn
      November 11, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      It’s surprisingly easy! I’d give it a shot

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    Shodja
    November 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I’m sure, everyone would agree that your soup, Jacquelyn, looks much prettier than Micheal’s!

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      Jacquelyn
      November 11, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      haha why thank you Shodja

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    Eleanor
    November 9, 2012 at 7:58 am

    I love Thai food and make it pretty often (once a week these days, it seems), and this soup looks right up my alley. Beautiful photos, too! Going to check it out soon.

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    Kash
    November 13, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Hello! Where do you find your lime leaves in Toronto? This soup looks delicious!!

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    Christine
    November 14, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    You need to sell your photos to Michael Smith because yours looks way better! Seriously, you are so amazing at food photography.

    Also, I think I need to try this recipe.

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