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EatSmarter exclusive recipe

Chilled Thai Soup

with Lemongrass Ice

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Chilled Thai Soup
105
calories
Calories

Chilled Thai Soup - A refreshing soup with Southeast Asian flavors

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moderate
Difficulty
1 hr
Preparation
ready in 6 h.
Ready in
Nutritions
1 serving contains
Fat8 g
Saturated Fat Acids5.3 g
Protein2 g
Roughage2.5 g
Sugar added0 g
Calorie105
Carbohydrates/g5
Bread exchange unit0.5
Cholesterol/mg0
Uric acid/mg23
Vitamin A/mg0.1
Vitamin D/μg0
Vitamin E/mg1.3
Vitamin B₁/mg0
Vitamin B₂/mg0
Niacin/mg0.7
Vitamin B₆/mg0.1
Folate/μg21
Pantothenic acid/mg0.3
Biotin/μg3
Vitamin B₁₂/μg0
Vitamin C/mg35
Potassium/mg222
Calcium/mg37
Magnesium/mg18
Iron/mg1.1
Iodine/μg4
Zinc/mg0.3
Recipe development: EAT SMARTER
Ingredients
Preparation

Ingredients

for 6 servings
4 stalks
1 piece
Ginger root (about 30 grams)
1
5 sprigs
5 ounces
red Onion
1
1
Cucumber (about 500 grams)
1
red Bell pepper (about 200 grams)
1 tablespoon
¾ cup
1 ¾ cups
2 sprigs
1
3 tablespoons
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Kitchen utensils

2 Pots, 1 Casserole dish, 1 Bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Immersion blender, 1 Kitchen towel, 1 Freezer bag, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Peeler

Preparation steps

Step 1/9
Chilled Thai Soup preparation step 1

Trim both ends of lemongrass and peel tough outer layer. Peel ginger root. Cut lemongrass and chile into small pieces and combine with 450 ml (approximately 2 cups) of salted water in a pot. Rinse chile pepper, wipe dry and add to pot. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and cook for about 3 minutes. Let cool.

Step 2/9
Chilled Thai Soup preparation step 2

Pour lemongrass mixture through a fine sieve, reserving broth.

Step 3/9
Chilled Thai Soup preparation step 3

Rinse cilantro, shake dry, pluck leaves and finely chop. Combine in a shallow baking dish with the cooled broth. Cover and freeze for 4-5 hours.

Step 4/9
Chilled Thai Soup preparation step 4

Peel onions and garlic and chop finely. Peel cucumber and cut into 1 cm (approximately 1-inch) pieces.

Step 5/9
Chilled Thai Soup preparation step 5

Cut bell pepper into quarters, remove seeds, rinse and pat dry. Cut pepper into 1 cm (approximately 1/2-inch) pieces.

Step 6/9
Chilled Thai Soup preparation step 6

Heat oil in a pot over medium heat. Cook onions and garlic until translucent. Add cucumber and bell pepper and cook until softened, about 3 minutes more.

Step 7/9
Chilled Thai Soup preparation step 7

Pour in chicken stock and coconut milk, bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes.

Step 8/9
Chilled Thai Soup preparation step 8

Rinse mint, shake dry, pluck leaves and coarsely chop. Puree soup with an immersion blender.

Step 9/9
Chilled Thai Soup preparation step 9

Squeeze juice from lime and add to soup along with fish sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Allow to cool and then chill in refrigerator for 3-5 hours. Meanwhile, transfer lemongrass broth to an ice-cube tray and freeze until firm, then place in freezer bags, wrap in a kitchen towel and crush with a meat mallet. To serve, divide soup and lemongrass ice among chilled bowls.

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