Saturday, October 16, 2010

French Fridays with Dorie: Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup.

And so it begins. I think (I hope) I can do better with French Fridays than I did with Tuesdays with Dorie--baking was always a bigger challenge, but this? This is dinner.

The minute I read the recipe, I knew I that it would be a hit. It has all the flavors I love: coconut, curry(an option I took), shredded chicken and rice noodles. Total comfort.

It. Was. So. Easy. Add spices, garlic, onion--and all the except (almost except) the chicken. When that comes to a boil, reduce to simmer, poach chicken. When it's done, take chicken out, shred it, add it back in, stir in cilantro, serve with bean sprouts, basil, mint...We finished it all.

This is going into rotation. Permanently.

I have to give a shout out to Viva Paper Towels: when no chic little muslin bag was available for my spices, I wrapped them up in a square of Viva. Stayed whole.

Today I MAY play catch up and make the mustard tart with leeks and carrots... because it looks FABULOUS.

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Anonymous said...

The paper towel idea was brilliant. I used a muslin-like reusable produce bag for my bouquet garni - I can just wash and reuse.

Anonymous said...

Your soup looks warm and hearaty and great for our cold weather. I still have some left and I am off to have a bowl, to warm my bones.

I want to make the tart also. I made two of the three recipes but that tart is calling my name.

spike. said...

the tart was fab- try it. I loved this soup too, might have to make it again with curry like you did