Lunchbreak: Coconut soup

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Chef Bill Kim

1400 W. Randolph Street

urbanbelly - two locations at 1400 W. Randolph St. & 1542 N. Damen Ave.

29th Annual Celebrity Chef Ball
November 10
6:00 p.m - VIP reception & dinner, 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Chef's Tasting Party
Morgan Manufacturing
401 N. Morgan

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Coconut Soup

1/8 cup oil
1/8 cup ginger, sliced thin
1/8 cup galangal, sliced thin
2 cloves garlic, sliced thin
1/8 cup chopped lemongrass
1/2 cup coconut water
1 cup chicken stock
3 cups coconut milk
1/8 cup kaffir lime leaf
1/4 cup fish sauce
1/4 cup sweet chili mae ploy
2 Tablespoons sambal
1 pc lime, juice only

Sweat garlic, ginger, galangal and lemongrass in the oil till tender and fragrant. Use coconut water to deglaze the pot and reduce by half. Add coconut milk, chicken stock, lime leaf, fish sauce, sambal and sweet chili. Simmer for 1 hour. After 1 hour taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Strain through a fine strainer, save soup and throw out the solids. Serve with rice or noodles and garnished with fresh chopped cilantro.

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