Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Quick Chicken Curry Noodle Soup

I was just telling a friend yesterday that this is the perfect time of year to cuddle up to a good book and a cup of hot, steaming tea as the weather turns colder each passing day. However, it was so cold waking up this morning to rain, fog, and grey skies that I felt like having a little spicy noodle for lunch to warm me up fast. I often make this as a quick, simple, and spicy lunch for one, and it works well with different vegetables and meat too. The contents will fill two little appetites nicely as well. The kids were busy munching on with their mac and cheese, shredded chicken breast and broccoli as I prepared this dish for myself. Will be sending this entry to Presto Pasta Week Roundup #34 hosted by the wonderful Ruth Daniels at http://onceuponafeast.blogspot.com/

Quick Chicken Curry Noodle Soup
1/2 sweet onion, sliced
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 tsp red curry paste (or more depending on your heat preference)
1/2 c to 1 cup green peas
1/2 c red bell pepper
dash of fish sauce (I like the 3-crabs brand)
1 c cooked Noodles (I used egg noodles)
2 c coconut milk (use light evaporated milk if you don't like coconut milk)
1 Grilled Chicken Breasts (used my leftover from dinner)
fresh thai basil
Crushed up peanuts for garnish (optional)
Crushed pepper flakes for garnish (optional)Add a little oil to a non-stick pan and add onions, garlic, and red peppers. Cook til fragrant, about 2-4 mins. Add red pepper paste and mix well. Add coconut milk, green peas and chicken, and stir til just simmering. Do not let the coconut milk come to a full boil. Add basil leaves and simmer for 2-4 mins. Pour over noodles, garnish with ground peanuts and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Note: I had made this with bamboo shoots, asparagus, and eggplant and it came out wonderful too.

13 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks good! It's really getting cold, but I think it will warm up again this weekend.

Big Boys Oven said...

i just awake and my face just clued to those pictures and craving my breakfast now! ...lol

daphne said...

man.. that's a delicious looking chicken curry noodle soup. It's getting warmer in Perth with bits of coldness (like today) and like u..soup, hot tea and a good book is what I crave for!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hey C,
Thanks! Yes, I am looking forward to some sunshine and a warmer weekend!

Hi Big Boys Oven,
LOL! Thanks! You get better breakfast over there lah!

Hi Daphne,
Thanks! Yes, this was the perfect day for that...

Padma said...

I can munch on them anytime, chicken curry noodles looks so adorable!

Happy cook said...

Love them. They look really delicious.

tigerfish said...

It's also soooo good to cuddle up with a bowl of curry noodle soup! Yum. Almost like Thai curry right, this one? I remember bamboo shoots in Thai curry. :)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Padma,
Me too! Thanks! :)

Hi Happy Cook,
Thanks!

Hi Tigerfish,
Yes, it is. I'm not much of a bamboo shoots fan, so I omitted that. :)

Kelly Mahoney said...

That looks like a great way to incorporate a lot of veggies into one dish. Yum!

Retno Prihadana said...

I always love noodle, especially with curry flavour.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Kelly,
Thanks!

Hi Retno Prihadana,
Me too!

Christy said...

Nice pics and great blog!
Your little girls pic look really cute in the profile:D

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Christy,
Thanks and so happy you dropped by! :)