Remember that leftover dumpling filling I made meatballs out of??? Well, Sarah Jay Kinnear suggested a broth. I have my go-to Thai broth that I use for all sorts of recipes. You don’t need the meatballs, you can use Prawns, a nice piece of fish or even mini chicken fillets. It’s versatile and so easy. Follow the photos to guide you through the steps and watch out for the surprise ingredients.
- Grate about 2 heaped tsps of ginger, slice 4-5 spring onion, chop 2 chillis, finely chop 2 garlic cloves.
- Add a splash of olive oil to big pot and fry spring onion for 1 min
- Add 2 X Tbls yellow Thai curry paste. You can use red or green if you don't have yellow fry to incorporate into spring onion about 1 min
- Add ginger chilli garlic fry 1 minute
- Add 2 Tbls stalks of coriander and tsp of palm sugar
- And 2 Tbls Thai fish sauce
- Squeeze of lime
- Add 2 Tbls chicken stock. I like to Ina Parkman one
- My recipe calls for 2L water. I used 1,5L because I didn't add the roasted chicken wings because I didn't have those. When I do use the roasted chicken wings I add them at this stage. I then remove the wings after about 20 minutes. These just intensify the flavours and body. They are nice to have but not essential. I strip the meat off the wings and add that back to the broth.
- Add 5 lime leaves.
- My good friend Jacky Dewar Heyman brought this back from her travels to France as a gift for her foodie friend. I added 1 drop.
- This is added to the broth at the end you can use any type of noodles.
- Add 1 tin of coconut cream and gently simmer for 5 minutes
- Chop a big handful of baby spinach add to the broth and stir through
- Add handful of chopped coriander. Stir through the broth
- Check seasoning. I added 1 tsp hymalayan salt
- If the meatballs / pork dumplings are cold add them to the broth to heat through
- Serving suggestion
- Pour broth into deep bowls
- Enjoy with your favorite people
- This recipe was inspired by an Australian Women's Weekly cook book that I bought in the 90's when I first got married. I write on any paper I can find. I seriously need to write this out on better paper. For now this will have to do.