It is raining and cold here in the mountains of northeast Washington State and that means soup season has begun! We both love homemade soups of all kinds, plus we both love Thai food. But finding all the ingredients is challenging up here. Then in a serendipitous moment, my friend and neighbor Lin asked if I could use some lemon grass that she grew in her greenhouse. Yes, I sure could! Immediately I knew that the famous Thai chicken coconut soup, “Tom Kha Gai” would be on our table. This soup is a delight on your palate with so many flavors dancing around in your mouth. The combination of fresh ginger, lemongrass, fish sauce, chili paste, basil and cilantro are smoothed and balanced with sweet, creamy coconut milk. This, my friends is a real treat!
Here’s what we’ll need.