I had to tweak the recipe a bit....I couldn't find frozen squash so I cheated and bought the Imagine brand squash soup. Added some potatoes because I wanted it a bit more hearty. I added some chicken broth to make it soupy. I didn't want to eat it over rice. I wanted actual soup, lol. And one last thing I added was the chili/garlic sauce, that you find in the asian store to kick it up a notch. The red curry I used already had coconut milk so I didn't add anymore to it. But I so took the advice of cooking the chicken first. It was really good. Will make it again.
Curried Squash & Chicken Soup
From EatingWell: EatingWell Serves Two
Red Thai curry paste adds heat and depth of flavor to this simple soup. If you like, omit the chicken and spinach to make an even simpler first-course soup.
19 Reviews for Curried Squash & Chicken Soup
Had a lot of fresh squash on hand. Chopped it up and added it to the water/coconut milk mixture. After a few minutes I used a stick blender to puree it. Then I followed the directions normally, adding more red curry paste and lime juice per tips from other reviewers. I also added a splash of fish stalk. Really enjoyed this soup - would make again.
I made the recipe as is, putting in the lower amount of curry paste, because I do not like spicy foods. So, I thought it was bland. Nice and thick, with a good amount of chicken & spinach, but on the bland side, but then again, I didn't want to add much curry paste, for fear it would be too spicy.
Delicious, delicious, delicious. You will have to add quite a bit more curry paste and lime than it says, but just add to your taste. I agree with the previous reviewer that you should wait to add the chicken until you have the broth adjusted to your taste. Excellent. I had trouble getting myself to stop eating it. :)
This soup has a rich, velvety texture. I agree with other reviewers who double or triple the curry & lime, and I always add a splash of Thai fish sauce as well to kick up the flavor. Taste the broth before adding the chicken and season accordingly. You can make this broth ahead of time and store it in the freezer. Thaw it, bring it up to a boil and add the spinach and chicken at mealtime. And yes, do serve it with rice.
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