Jaime Brenkus: Thai Curry Soup

by Jaime Brenkus

Warm up your body and soul with this hot, delicious Thai Curry Soup. Bursting with flavor and loaded with vitamins and nutrients, this healthy one-pot meal is easy, quick, and comforting. Don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you, this wonderful, exotic dish is a breeze to prepare. Enjoy!

Thai Curry Soup

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon avocado oil, coconut oil, or extra-virgin olive oil

2-inch stalk lemongrass (white part), minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1-inch chunk ginger, minced

1 cup shitake mushrooms

2-3 medium bok choy, sliced

1 cup bean sprouts

1 cup snap peas

32 ounces chicken broth

1 13-ounce can coconut milk

1/2 teaspoon fish sauce

1 lime, juiced

1 tablespoon curry powder

3 Thai bird’s eye chilis, chopped

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

1/2 cup cilantro leaves, chopped

1 teaspoon fine sea salt, more to taste

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Pinch red pepper flakes, more to taste

1 pound shrimp, deveined and peeled

2 large zucchinis or summer squashes, spiraled (about 13 ounces)

Optional:

1 to 2 cups cooked rice noodles (about 7 ounces uncooked)

Additional basil leaves, for garnish

Additional cilantro leaves, for garnish

Additional lime wedges, for garnish

Additional red pepper flakes, for garnish

Instructions:

In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat and sauté lemongrass, garlic, and ginger for 2 minutes until fragrant.

Add in mushrooms, bok choy, bean sprouts, and snap peas. Sauté for 5 to 7 minutes until veggies begin to soften.

Add broth, coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice, curry powder, chilis, basil, cilantro, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add in shrimp, mix until shrimp become opaque.

Add in summer squash, zucchinis, and rice noodles (if adding).

Taste and adjust salt and spices as desired. Garnish and serve hot.

Last updated: 07.28.2018
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Written byJaime Brenkus

Celebrity exercise guru and Evergreen Wellness® Fitness Coach Jaime Brenkus is an early innovator of exercise videos in the 90s, having created the highly successful “8-Minute” video series featuring the blockbuster-selling “8-Minute Abs” video. Jaime has helped millions of people get fit, having also developed other well-received health and wellness products, including the Perfect Portions control plate. Jaime is also certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Physiologist – a designation he has held for nearly two decades. By teaming up with Evergreen Wellness, Jaime brings his fitness expertise to older adults through easily performed workout videos, in-person events, live streams, seminars, classes, and endorsed wellness-related products. As an Evergreen Wellness Fitness Coach, his goal is to add more “boom” to baby boomers’ lives, inspiring them to look and feel better by leading happier, healthier lifestyles.

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Written by Jaime Brenkus

Celebrity exercise guru and Evergreen Wellness® Fitness Coach Jaime Brenkus is an early innovator of exercise videos in the 90s, having created the highly successful “8-Minute” video series featuring the blockbuster-selling “8-Minute Abs” video. Jaime has helped millions of people get fit, having also developed other well-received health and wellness products, including the Perfect Portions control plate. Jaime is also certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Physiologist – a designation he has held for nearly two decades. By teaming up with Evergreen Wellness, Jaime brings his fitness expertise to older adults through easily performed workout videos, in-person events, live streams, seminars, classes, and endorsed wellness-related products. As an Evergreen Wellness Fitness Coach, his goal is to add more “boom” to baby boomers’ lives, inspiring them to look and feel better by leading happier, healthier lifestyles.

Disclaimer: This content is for informational purposes only and it is not meant to be relied on as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Consult your physician before starting any exercise or dietary program or taking any other action respecting your health. In case of a medical emergency, call 911.

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