Turkey Tom Kha Gai, a Twist on Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

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Last week I pulled out the turkey carcass left over from our Thanksgiving feast and stuck it in a large stock pot, along with some yellow onion, carrots, kombu, celery, peppercorns, salt, ground black pepper, and water and let everything simmer for a good part of the day until the entire house smelled of Thanksgiving dinner […]

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Lemongrass 101

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Have you voted yet today? You can vote once every day between now and December 31st! Help me win the title of favorite Crescent Cook and be entered for the chance to win $5,000! (See more voting details at the end of this post.)* ============================================= Thai and Vietnamese make the list of some of my […]

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Coconut Lemongrass Somen Noodle Soup

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Coconut Lemongrass Somen Noodle Soup Makes 6 servings 4 ounces somen noodles* 3 1/2 cups chicken broth 1 can (14 ounces) unsweetened coconut milk 3 tablespoons fish sauce (nam pla) 2 cups fresh oyster mushrooms, roughly chopped 1/4 cup finely minced lemongrass 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced 1/4 […]

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Summer Spice–Tom Khai Gai

Tom Khai Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup) Makes 6 servings Adapted from Coconut Chicken Soup recipe on Epicurious.com 2 14-ounce cans light unsweetened coconut milk 3 cups chicken broth 2 cups thinly sliced crimini mushrooms (or whatever mushrooms you prefer) 6 tablespoons finely chopped lemongrass 1/4 cup fish sauce (nam pla) 2 tablespoons minced fresh […]

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