Friday, October 15, 2010
FFWD: Vietnamese Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup
Up this week for French Fridays with Dorie is Vietnamese Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup.
I know it doesn't look like much, does it?
Don't let the simple look of this soup fool you, though. It was packed with flavor galore. Coconut milk, onion, garlic, cilantro, coriander, peppercorn, and lime - they're all in there.
And it was fantastic!
I followed the recipe except for a few minor deviations. First were the noodles... I couldn't find either rice vermicelli or Chinese egg noodles, so I used what I had on hand. My Thai friend calls these bean threads or cellophane noodles.
Aren't they cool? They're almost see through. Never mind that they have no taste whatsoever, but they have a fun, chewy texture.
The only other change, besides leaving out the chilies, was that I whizzed the broth with my immersion blender. Why? I don't know... just felt like it.
OK, that's it for this week. If you'd like to see the recipe, for this month only, you can find it on the FFwD site, or Dorie Greenspan's book "Around My French Table".