This is my take on a Cook's Illustrated Thai soup recipe minus the gluten and more of the good stuff!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat the grapeseed oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir the shallots and 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro in the hot pan until the shallot has softened and turned translucent, about 4 minutes. Pour in the chicken stock, coconut milk, and agave nectar; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Once the broth reaches a simmer, strain through a mesh strainer into a clean saucepan; discard the shallot and cilantro.

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  • Return the broth to a simmer; stir in the mushrooms and broccoli and cook until the broccoli becomes tender, about 4 minutes. Add the chicken and cook until no longer pink, stirring constantly. Stir the curry paste, lime juice, and fish sauce in a small bowl to dissolve the curry paste; mix into the simmering soup.

  • Ladle the soup into bowls and sprinkle with 1/2 cup cilantro, serrano peppers, green onions, and lime wedges to serve.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; 25.2 g total fat; 33 mg cholesterol; 846 mg sodium. 13.7 g carbohydrates; 17.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2010
Great Recipe add more red curry paste for more flavour and add sesame oil instead of grapeseed less though. Squeeze in real lime and add thai basil if you can find it and/or kaffir lime leaves (these keep well in the freezer). Another name for this is Tom Ka Gai soup.Very yummy! I like to use mushrooms lemongrass and onions instead of broccoli making it more of a Tom Ka Gain soup. Also for gluten free makes sure you check the chicken stock you use as most commercial stocks are NOT gluten free! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2010
Great Recipe add more red curry paste for more flavour and add sesame oil instead of grapeseed less though. Squeeze in real lime and add thai basil if you can find it and/or kaffir lime leaves (these keep well in the freezer). Another name for this is Tom Ka Gai soup.Very yummy! I like to use mushrooms lemongrass and onions instead of broccoli making it more of a Tom Ka Gain soup. Also for gluten free makes sure you check the chicken stock you use as most commercial stocks are NOT gluten free! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2010
Great Recipe add more red curry paste for more flavour and add sesame oil instead of grapeseed less though. Squeeze in real lime and add thai basil if you can find it and/or kaffir lime leaves (these keep well in the freezer). Another name for this is Tom Ka Gai soup.Very yummy! I like to use mushrooms lemongrass and onions instead of broccoli making it more of a Tom Ka Gain soup. Also for gluten free makes sure you check the chicken stock you use as most commercial stocks are NOT gluten free! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2010
I was craving some Thai soup and had some chicken broth and chicken made up from earlier in the week. This was easy and tasty... I didn't have broccoli so just used some fresh asparagus. Served with rice it really hit the spot! (But I still have to find out what agave nectar is...) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2010
This was yummy. We will definitely have it again. Changes required: couldn't locate the agave nectar but it really seemed to lack nothing! Used lime juice but no lime garnish. Otherwise made it as written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2011
I made this soup with oyster sauce instead of fish sauce. It still came out delicious. The red curry and the coconut milk taste great together. Yummo! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2012
This is a great recipe I did not have all the ingredients so I used what I had on hand. I had lemon juice basil spinach celery carrots onion kidney beans corn. Also I only had yellow curry paste and just 1 can of coconut milk so I used more chicken stock. I did have fish sauce which i don't think you can do without. The soup still turned out great even with all the changes which is an indication of a good solid recipe. Would definitely recommend. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2014
We substituted tofu for chicken added ginger and left out the fish sauce. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2013
I loved this recipe! I followed it to every ingredient and thought it came out great! I will definitely be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2012
used green curry paste (store didn't have red) and added rice noodles. This was yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2015
Mine didn't look like the picture lol but I will definitely make it again. Read More