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Turkey Tom Kha Gai

Rated as 4.74 out of 5 Stars

"One of the great blessings, and curses, of Thanksgiving is leftover turkey. That's where this spicy Thai coconut soup recipe comes in. This is my take on Tom Kha Gai, and as usual I make no claim as to its authenticity. I do know it tastes amazing and will make you forget you even roasted a turkey. Garnish with chili oil, cilantro leaves, and lime wedges."
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Ingredients

55 m servings 441 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine turkey broth, lemongrass, ginger, cilantro stems, lime leaves, and red pepper flakes in a pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until flavors blend, 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Stain broth mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, discard vegetables, and return broth to the pot.
  3. Stir turkey, mushrooms, fish sauce, and palm sugar into broth; simmer until mushrooms are tender and turkey absorbs broth flavor, about 15 minutes.
  4. Pour coconut milk, lime juice, green onions, and cilantro leaves into broth. Bring soup to a simmer and drizzle in chili oil.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use white sugar in place of palm sugar, if desired. You can use young lemon leaves in place of the lime leaves, if desired.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 441 calories; 26.7 g fat; 13.1 g carbohydrates; 38.6 g protein; 95 mg cholesterol; 2353 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I've only made this with chicken and chicken broth, but the flavor is fantastic! I make some basmati rice and serve the soup over it, and it's absolutely fantastic. My local stores don't have th...

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I used my home made turkey broth and leftover turkey from thanksgiving. I forgot the mushroom and used lime zest instead of leaves since my area does not sell the leaves. The son and nephew sai...

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I've only made this with chicken and chicken broth, but the flavor is fantastic! I make some basmati rice and serve the soup over it, and it's absolutely fantastic. My local stores don't have th...

Amazing! I actually made this to use up a container of baby portobellos rather than turkey, and it was delicious. I hardly ever have seconds, but did with this. I think it would be a good way to...

I am not a big fan of fish, so I halved the fish sauce. Even so, there was a fairly strong fishy flavor. Outside of that, the recipe was fabulous. I used minced lemongrass (and a lot of it!) ...

So good! Used enoki mushrooms instead, added red peppers, and bean sprouts, 1/2 cup lime juice, zest of lime and added several tablespoons of Garlic chili sauce and a bit of hot sauce!

SO GOOD! I didn't follow recipe exactly, just kind of worked with what I had on hand: used chicken broth instead, cut up chicken breast into chunks and let it marinade in thai panang curry paste...

Excellent, I used regular chicken broth with chicken and it's absolutely delicious !

Turned out great! I used shrimp instead of turkey in mine

I make a lot of soup from recipes on Allrecipes.com, and in my opinion, this is among the best.

Amazing! Tastes just like the chicken version from the restaurants!!