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Potato Cheese

The House Soup SERVES 6

Ingredients:

•  4 potatoes quartered
•  1 cup celery
•  1 cup onions
•  1 cup carrots
•  4 cups vegetable stock (the stock really matters, find a good bullion that you like we use Knorr Vegetarian Bullion)
•  1/4 teaspoon marjoram
•  1/2 teaspoon season salt


Toppings:
•  pepper to taste
•  lots of shredded cheddar cheese


How to Make the Soup:

1. Put all ingredients (except for the cheese) into a stock pot and simmer until potatoes and carrots are soft. (We mean really soft)
2. Puree until smooth in a blender or immersion blender until creamy.
3. Add cheese and pepper to taste.

Tom Yum

 

6.5 cups water
2 bullion cubes
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 TBSP fish sauce
2 TBSP sugar
3 stalks fresh lemongrass in a satchel
1 inch piece galangal Chinese ginger
2 kaffir lime leaves
2 TBSP + 1 tsp Thai Kitchen® Roasted Red Chili Paste
1/4 cup fresh mushrooms
1 small onion, thinly sliced
5 dried Thai chilies, crushed
1 – 14.5 oz diced tomatoes with broth
2 green onions
1/4 cup cilantro sprigs
top with bok choy / green onions / cilantro

1. BRING broth, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, lemongrass, galangal and kaffir lime leaves to boil in large saucepan. Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes. Remove galangal, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves.

2. STIR in chili paste until well blended. Add chicken, mushrooms, onion and chilies; simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Stir in tomato.
LADLE into soup bowls. Garnish with cilantro.

THAI Kitchen Tip: If preparing with shrimp or tofu, simmer broth for 25 minutes before adding chile paste. Add shrimp or tofu with mushrooms; simmer 1 to 2 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink or tofu is heated through.

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