Friday, February 24, 2012


Craze & A Design Book in Bed / Prepping Dinner / One of my Favorite Silly Students / Chicken Curry Noodle Soup

As part of our Christmas present from Chelsey, she gave us the ingredients and a recipe for the best thing she's ever made... you can find the recipe here. I'll admit we were nervous to try it. Chelsey is a fabulous cook and we loved the idea of the soup (I love Indian flavors).. but the long list of ingredients and preparation looked complicated at first. 

Let me tell you, though.. it was worth it!

I think it was probably the best thing we've ever made too. It was so noodley and flavorful.. and it made 6 servings so we had many lunches throughout the week!  

Here is the recipe:

Spicy Curry Noodle Soup with Chicken and Sweet Potato



  • Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add next 4 ingredients; stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in curry paste, curry powder, and chili paste. Add 1/2 cup coconut milk (scooped from thick liquid at top of can). Stir until thick and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add remaining coconut milk, broth, fish sauce, and sugar; bring broth to boil. Keep warm. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Refrigerate until cold, then cover and keep chilled.
  • Cook snow peas in large pot of boiling salted water until bright green, about 20 seconds. Using strainer, remove peas from pot; rinse under cold water to cool. Place peas in medium bowl. Bring water in same pot back to boil. Add sweet potato and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Using strainer, remove sweet potato from pot and rinse under cold water to cool. Place in small bowl. Bring water in same pot back to boil and cook noodles until just tender but still firm to bite , about 6 minutes. Drain; rinse under cold water to cool. Transfer to microwave-safe bowl. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 hour ahead. Let stand at room temperature.
  • Bring broth to simmer. Add chicken; simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Add sweet potato; stir to heat through, about 1 minute. Heat noodles in microwave in 30-second intervals to rewarm. Cut noodles with scissors if too long. Divide noodles among bowls. Divide snow peas and hot soup among bowls. Scatter red onion, green onions, cilantro, and chiles over soup. Garnish with lime wedges and serve.

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