Bowl of Goodness

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Bowl of Goodness…

One of the (few) benefits of colder evenings is that I get to experiment with autumn and winter recipes – in August! Who’d have guessed? We’re still unpacking and generally settling back into the house after summer holidays so last night’s dinner HAD to be quick as well as warming. With a few left overs in the fridge the focus was on the broth. I used a red thai curry paste as a base that I buy from the health food shop, ready made, suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

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I know you can make this paste yourself but with no ingredients at home this brand is a great go to in need. It is so intensly flavoured that even a tiny bit adds richness and gravitas to any broth you make – and if the broth is good the world is your oyster. You can add almost any veg, fish or seafood and you’ve got yourself a rocking meal that infuses your body with goodness too. I used wild salmon as the ‘meat’ ingredients but if you are vegan you can easily leave that out and the soup would be just as good.

Here’s what went into last night’s soup:

 Bowl of Goodness 

Serves 2

1 medium onion

2-3 cloves of garlic

2″ piece of ginger root

2 tsp red thai curry paste, concentrated

coconut oil

edamame beans

1 courgette, chopped

1 red pepper, chopped

1 small can of coconut cream

1 fillet wild salmon (already cooked)

salt and pepper

fresh parsley

Start with chopping onions, garlic and ginger finely. Add to pan with large table-spoon of coconut oil, the more the yummier I say. Add a couple of  teaspoons of the red thai curry paste and mix with the coconut oil and the onions for a couple of minutes until the paste has dissolved and the onion mixture softened (not burned).  Add the courgettes and the red pepper and stir continuously until softened, then add the edamame beans and the coconut cream and stir until all is coverd in the cream. Add salmon and turn down the heat and let simmer under lid for about 5-7 minutes. You may need to add a bit of water if you  Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve in pretty bowls and garnish with parsley. For a meatier meal you can add rice noodles and/or mushrooms to the soup, I just didn’t have any at home. Hope you enjoy the soup!! Happy Sunday! x

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