Quick Tom Kha Style Soup

Anyone else a lover of Thai food? I am such a fan, Tom Kha is my absolute favorite soup, I frequently order it from a local Thai restaurant. Last week, I decided I would do some research on how difficult it is to make and if I could do it.

Traditional Tom Kha is full of several uncommon ingredients so I decided to mix it up and try a recipe with similar tastes, but more common ingredients. It took a few tried to get the taste exactly where it should be, but I finally perfected the soup to have the perfect flavor.

One of my favorite things about this recipe is you can add whatever meat you want in it (I add when I am eating). I love it with chicken or just vegan with cauliflower rice! Shrimp is a great add to Tom Kha as well.

What Do You Need?

I was able to easily grab everything at my local grocery store. I already had most of the ingredients, but picked up coconut aminos (you can use soy, but we don’t use soy sauce), coconut milk (the fatty kind, it comes in a can – not light), fresh ginger, onion, carrots, cilantro, green onions, mushrooms, garlic cloves and limes.

I already had olive oil, coconut sugar, cayenne pepper, pepper, salt, and vegetable stock. If you don’t have those, make sure you grab them.

How To Prepare Your Soup

This is super simple and quick, thank goodness! Your first step will be to get out a large pot. Add your olive oil and begin warming it. While it heats, mince your garlic. You will also want to cut your onion and prepare your mushrooms. I bought mushrooms that were already sliced, it was much easier. Add all 3 and saute for about 5 minutes.

Next, add your shredded carrots. You can purchase them this way or prepare them on your own. I used all organic ingredients and couldn’t find organic shredded carrots so I did it on my own with a peeler.
Add coconut aminos, ginger, sugar, vegetable stock, salt, pepper, and cayenne. I boiled all together and then reduced heat and covered for about 20 minutes. Be sure to stir it frequently.
That is it y’all! Your soup is now read to be served with a bit of lime, green onions and cilantro! As I stated, I added shredded chicken that I made in ginger to my soup and it was amazing!

If you decide to make it, as always, I would love to know what you think of it! Be sure to let me know!

-Laura

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