Tai Coconut Curry Soup - This delicious, quick and easy to make tai curry soup makes a spicy warming starter for any winter or summer menu.
2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
1 1-inch ginger piece, peeled and minced
1½ tsp ground coriander
3 Tbs Thai red curry paste
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
1 medium yellow bell pepper, diced
1 14-oz. can full-fat coconut milk
2 cups baby spinach
2 Tbs lime juice
1 Tbs maple syrup
3 Tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
1 large lime, cut into thin half round slices
Heat the olive oil in a large high-sided skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender and fragrant, about 4-5 minutes.
Add the chicken and cook, stirring often, until the breast develops a bit of color, around 4-5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
Add the garlic, ginger, coriander, and red curry paste. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the spices become fragrant.
Add bell peppers and season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired. Stir to combine and cook until peppers soften and develop a bit of color, approximately 3-4 minutes.
Add coconut milk and simmer until slightly thickened, approximately 4-5 minutes. Stir in spinach, lime juice, and maple syrup. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired. Serve immediately topped with fresh cilantro and lime slices, if desired.