[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;”] Y[/dropcap]ou’re probably not going to believe me. But I swear I’m telling the truth. I’ve just done my shopping list for the week.
And I only need 7 ingredients.
Yep really. 7. That’s all. Well for dinner for the next 5 nights at least. Oh, and it includes 1 healthy dessert as well.
Best of all, I’m getting them all from my local mini-supermarket.
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Green Lime & Fish Soup
One of the things I adore about this soup is the intense lime-ness from letting the whole limes simmer in the soup and release all their zingy juices. Perfect for when you have limes that are a bit on the hard side. My Irishman thought the lime was a bit too much though so if you think you’d prefer a less instense soup, go for 1 lime rather than 2.
enough for: 2
takes 15 minutes
2 tablespoons Thai green curry paste
1 can coconut milk (400mL / 14oz)
1 bunch broccolini or broccoli, chopped
1-2 limes, halved
450g (1lb) white fish fillets, chopped
1. Bring the curry paste, coconut milk, brocccolini, limes and 1/2cup water to a simmer in a medium saucepan.
2. Simmer for 3 minutes then add fish and cook until fish is just cooked through – about another 3 minutes.
3. Carefully remove the limes, squeeze the lime juice into the soup and serve hot.
hot! – add a few chopped fresh chillies or use more curry paste.
tiny-person friendly – make the soup without the curry paste. Serve up for your child then add the curry paste and heat through before serving the adults.
more fragrant / herby – add a handful kaffir lime leaves to simmer or serve with a handful fresh basil or mint leaves.
no thai curry paste – replace with 2-6 chopped large green chillies for a more simple soup.
no coconut milk – replace with a fish stock for a less creamy soup.
more veg – add peas, snow peas, chopped red or green peppers (capsicum), chopped carrots or finely chopped cauliflower.
carb-lovers – toss in some rice noodles cooked according to the packet just before serving.
vegetarian / vegan – replace fish with chopped tofu, a heap of extra veggies or some cooked egg noodles. Make sure your curry paste doesn’t have any shrimp paste or fish sauce.
different protein – replace fish with chopped chicken thigh fillets, green peeled prawns (shrimp) or thinly sliced beef.
Have fun in the kitchen!