Thai Coconut Cabbage Soup


User Avatar
Member since 2012
No Video

"An easy soup with a nice thai flavour where cabbage scrumptiously replaces noodles."

Serves 3-4 | Prep Time 10 | Cook Time 20

Why I Love This Recipe

FEATURING: Cabbage, pattypan squash and/or zucchini and/or carrots, rabioles (OR kohlrabi OR broccoli), basil, and garlic (or garlic scapes).

An easy soup with a nice thai flavour where cabbage scrumptiously replaces noodles.


Ingredients You'll Need

1 tablespoon oil
1/2 tsp minced garlic (or 1 garlic scape, chopped)
1/2 tablespoons lime juice (depending on taste, I sometimes put closer to 1 tablespoon)
2 cups cabbage, chopped finely
1/4 tsp red chili flakes
1/4 tsp turmeric
5 cups of water
3 vegetable bouillon cubes
2-3 stalks of lemon grass - I often use lemongrass preserved in water but you can use 2-3 stalks of fresh lemon grass (mash the ends)
1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger or 1 tsp ground ginger
1 small pattypan squash, cut in matchstick of 0.5 cm each (OR another 1/2 zucchini, cut in matchsticks the same size OR 1 carrot, cut in matchstick)
1/2 zucchini, cut in matchstick of 0.5 cm each
2 rabioles, cut in matchstick of 0.5 cm each (OR 1 kohlrabi, cubed OR a few broccoli florets)
225 g (1/2 package) of firm tofu, chopped in long rectangular pieces
2 tablespoons chopped basil (or cilantro)
1 3/4 cups unsweetened light coconut milk (15-ounce can)
Optional add ins: sriracha


Directions

First, put oil in a pan on medium heat. When oil is hot, add garlic and sautée quickly. Add cabbage, lime, and hot chili pepper flakes. Sautée quickly (approx. 1-2 min- you want to make sure not to cook the cabbage all the way). Set aside.


Next, in a large pot, bring the water to boil. Add the vegetable broth cubes and mix well to make sure they dissolve. Add the lemongrass stalks, and the ginger. Let is simmer about 10 minutes then add in your, pattypan, zucchini, rabiole and cabbage and simmer another 5 minutes.


Next add in your coconut milk and tofu (optional).


Add the basil. Serve with a few drops of sriracha and chopped peanuts on top (optional). You can also serve with lime on the side.


NOTE: If you don't have genovese basil or thai basil, try using cilantro instead.


Pairs Well With

Any thai meal or asian dish of your choice.


Questions, Comments & Reviews



More Great Recipes: Asian | Basil | Garlic | Paleo
The Official "Burnt" Movie Cookbook
By Burnt Movie Cookbook

7 Recipes

51174 Downloads
FREE
Disney's Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings Cookbook
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

473 Downloads
FREE
'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

6 Recipes

11664 Downloads
FREE
Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana
Slutty Brownies
Slutty Brownies