- 5 packages (3 ounces each) ramen noodles
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil
- 1 can (13.66 ounces) coconut milk, divided
- 2 tablespoons red curry paste
- 1-1/2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 32 frozen fully cooked homestyle meatballs (1/2 ounce each)
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 medium zucchini, finely chopped
- 1 medium carrot, halved and sliced
- 1/4 cup shredded cabbage
- 2 teaspoons fish sauce or soy sauce
- Optional garnishes: bean sprouts, chow mein noodles, chopped fresh basil and green onions
- Cook noodles according to package directions (discard seasoning packets or save for another use).
- Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute garlic in oil for 1 minute. Spoon 1/2 cup cream from top of coconut milk and place in the pan. Add the curry paste, curry powder and turmeric; cook and stir for 5 minutes or until oil separates from coconut milk mixture.
- Stir in the meatballs, broth, zucchini, carrot, cabbage, fish sauce and remaining coconut milk. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until carrot is tender and meatballs are heated through. Drain noodles; stir into soup.
- Garnish with bean sprouts, chow mein noodles, basil and onions if desired. Yield: 8 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Reviews forRed Curry Carrot Soup
"I agree with others that there was way too many noodles. I would add the noodles to my bowl then pour soup over it next time. I didn't think it had much flavor for all the ingredients it called for. My 2 & 4 year old ate it so that was a positive for me!"
"The soup had good flavor but I agree that all those noodles and meatballs absorbed most of the liquid."
"We loved this soup, but the recipe calls for way too many noodles. I used three packages and still had too many. The flavors were wonderful!"
"I thought this soup was very easy to prepare and delicious. I followed the recipe exactly as it appears and would suggest to use slightly more liquid if you truly want a "soup". I found that the noodles absorbed a great deal of the broth and created more of a creamy casserole consistency than what I think of as soup. I thought the flavors were great - especially with fresh basil. The flavors of the soup were even better when I re-heated some leftovers the next day. I will definately make the dish again, but proobably add about two more cups of broth. Thanks for sharing this recipe :-)"