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Tasty Thailand Trip with Tom Kah Gai

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AROUND THE WORLD WEDNESDAY: Destination - Thailand!!! Take a tasty trip and learn how to make a Thai favorite recipe - Tom Kah Gai (Coconut Chicken Soup).
  Cilantro leaves 2
  Chicken breast 1 Pound, cut (long pieces)
  Fish sauce 3 Tablespoon
  Lime zest 1 Tablespoon (5 Kaffir lime leaves)
  Coconut milk 14 Fluid Ounce
  Chicken stock 14 Fluid Ounce
  Galangal powder 1⁄2 Tablespoon (1/2 inch piece)
  Oyster mushrooms 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sweet onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Lemon grass 3 Medium, cut (1 1/2 inch piece)
  Thai chili peppers 5 Medium, cut in half
  Lime juice 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon

1. Clean and cut the chicken into long bite size pieces.
2. In a bowl, take chicken pieces and pour the fish sauce. Mix well and marinate.
3. Clean and cut the oyster mushrooms by cutting off the stem.
4. Slice the onions.
5. Chop the lemon grass to 1 ½ inch pieces.
6. Wash the chilli peppers. Cut off the stem and chop it into half.

7. In a pan, pour the coconut milk, chicken broth, galangal, lemon zest. Stir and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
8. Add the chillies, mushrooms, lime juice to the broth, milk mixture. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes.
9. To this mixture put the chicken and fish sauce.
10. Cover and continue to cook on medium heat till the chicken is fully cooked.
11. Turn off the heat and add sugar. Stir till it dissolves.

12. Into a serving bowl, pour the soup with the pieces. Garnish with cilantro leaves and eat by itself or with steamed rice.

Once the cooking is done, after dissolving sugar taste the soup to adjust the taste by adding required ingredients like lemon juice, etc.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 461 Calories from Fat 240

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43.8%

Saturated Fat 22.8 g114.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 68.9 mg23%

Sodium 1240.2 mg51.7%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.8%

Dietary Fiber 3.9 g15.6%

Sugars 11.5 g

Protein 33 g66.9%

Vitamin A 2.4% Vitamin C 19.8%

Calcium 5% Iron 20.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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