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Spirit House Thai chicken/smoked salmon soup



4 portion(s)

Curry base

  • 1 red chilli, dried, Chopped roughly and soaked in hot water
  • 1 long red chilli, Chopped roughly
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 shallots, Or red onion if none available
  • 1 level tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 level tsp shrimp paste
  • Reserved chilli soaking water


  • 1 cans coconut milk
  • 400 g water
  • 2 level tbsp chicken stock paste, Or to taste
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, Pounded
  • 3 leaves Kaffir lime leaves, Remove stem, and tear or slice very thin
  • 2 level tablespoons fish sauce
  • I heaped tsp palm sugar
  • 500 g skinless chicken thigh, Chopped into 2-3 cms pieces

Recipe's preparation

    Curry Base
  1. Place dried red chilli, fresh chilli, garlic, shallots, salt and shrimp paste into bowl. Chop, MC inserted, speed 10 for 3 seconds. Scrape down the sides of bowl and repeat. Add the chilli soaking water a few tablespoons at a time and repeat the chopping process until you have a smooth paste.
    Add coconut milk, water , chicken stock paste and chicken. Cook at 100 degrees, 20 mins, speed 1 Counter-clockwise operation. If the chicken requires more cooking time add another 2-5 minutes.

    Add lemon grass and kaffir lime leaves, then to adjust the balance of flavours, add the fish sauce, sugar and lime juice. Stir to combine for 1 minute, speed 1 Counter-clockwise operation. If required remove lemon grass (I leave it in) and serve in bowls topped with curled spring onions and slices of thinly sliced chilli.

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This recipe is based on Spirit House' Coconut Soup of Smoked salmon and is delicious and easy to make. If you want to make the smoked salmon version, use 300g of smoked trout, flaked into the bottom of the soup bowls, omit chicken from the cooking process. Pour the hot soup over salmon to heat through and serve.

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