Thursday, April 12, 2007

Asian Noodle Soup

I made this for supper this week and it's going to be my entry into a recipe circle journal now. (Watch out, Vicki - coming your way after it makes a stop at Jackie's!)

Asian Noodle Soup (from Anne Lindsay's New Light Cooking book)

1 tsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. minced gingerroot
3 green onions, chopped
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes (I used 2 fresh chili peppers)
1 cup thickly sliced mushrooms
3/4 cup thinly sliced carrots
2 cups chicken stock(made with Oxo powder)
2 cups water
1 Tbsp. lime or lemon juice
2 tsp. fish sauce
2 tsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. sesame oil
3/4 cup uncooked fine egg noodles
1 boneless skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced
3/4 cup trimmed snow peas
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh coriander (optional)
1 cup fresh spinach leaves

1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat and cook garlic, ginger, onions and pepper flakes, stirring for 2 minutes.
2. Add mushrooms and carrots, cook, stirring for 5 minutes or until moisture is evaporated.
3. Add stock, water, juice, sauces and oil. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes.
4. Stir in noodles and chicken, bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 - 10 minutes, until noodles and chicken are cooked.
5. Add snow peas and spinach, cook for 2 minutes. Stir in coriander. Taste and adjust seasonings, if desired.

Serves 2. This recipe is easy to double or triple and is delicious the next day too. It's a very light and tasty soup.
Rice stick noodles or rice vermicelli may be substituted for egg noodles. Add them at the end and cook for 2 minutes. Cabbage or bok choy could be substituted for the snow peas and spinach.


  1. Looks delicious!!

  2. Can I come for dinner Crystal? It looks "D-LICIOUS"

  3. That looks absolutely yummy! Thanks for posting the receipe.

    Also, I just tagged you on my blog. Have fun!

  4. Oh, that looks very tasty, just a few changes and I could definitely make it for us. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi Crystal! I'm just catching up on some blog reading from last Monday's Let's Get Real challenge...

    This soup looks delightfully delicious! I can imagine how flavorful the broth is. There's a Vietnamese beef noodle soup called pho that I absolutely love. You might enjoy it, too.

    XO, Jill