Tom Ka Gai (Spicy Chicken Soup W/ Coconut Milk) Recipe

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Tom Ka Gai (Spicy Chicken Soup W/ Coconut Milk)
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  1. Place the chicken stock (or broth) in a stockpot, add lemon grass, ginger and lime leaves. I recommend slicing the lime leaves along the veins almost to the midrib to allow for more flavor release. These kaffir lime leaves are used in the same fashion we season soups with bay leaves. Bring the broth to a slow boil over medium heat.
  2. Add sliced chicken, mushrooms, water chestnuts, salt, lime juice, fish sauce and sugar, reserving more lime juice and fish sauce to add later to taste.
  3. Cook slowly, uncovered for 10 - 15 minutes, then add coconut milk, cilantro, green onion, tomato, fresh coconut meat, bruised chilies, and red curry paste. Stirring frequently, bring almost to a boil, then remove from heat and serve if you are happy with the flavor of lime juice to fish sauce in conjunction with the other ingredients. Cook this soup gently to prevent the coconut milk from separating.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 312.25 Kcal (1307 kJ)
Calories from fat 204.49 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.72g 35%
Cholesterol 52.72mg 18%
Sodium 1206.46mg 50%
Potassium 344.63mg 7%
Total Carbs 15.42g 5%
Sugars 3.04g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0.99g 4%
Protein 12.77g 26%
Vitamin C 8.1mg 14%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Calcium 23.3mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 203.69 Kcal (853 kJ)
Calories from fat 133.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.82g 35%
Cholesterol 34.39mg 18%
Sodium 787mg 50%
Potassium 224.81mg 7%
Total Carbs 10.06g 5%
Sugars 1.98g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0.65g 4%
Protein 8.33g 26%
Vitamin C 5.3mg 14%
Iron 1.2mg 10%
Calcium 15.2mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.9
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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