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Spicy (sort of) Pho


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This is a meal my sister made up after fancying some vietnamese vibes and rummaging around in her fridge. It ended up being so good she said I had to try it out. It is now one of my staple dinners.

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Asian soups are one of my favourite suppers. Tasty, fresh and contain the perfect amount of spice. Super healthy but also really warming and hearty during the colder months.

Rice noodles are the perfect addition to soup because you feel like you are eating a hefty carb but they don’t give you that after pasta heavy feeling.

Its serves two hungry people (probably with leftovers) and takes around 30 mins to cook.

You will need:

2 aubergines

1 pepper

1 bag of mangetout

1 bag of baby corn

Rice noodles (preferably from an asian store)

1 clove of garlic

1/2 a chilli

1 can coconut milk

2 tsp thai red curry paste

1 pho stock cube (or bouillon/veg stock to make it vegan) in 500ml of boiling water

1 splash of soy sauce to serve (if you are not vegan!)

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Lets get started:

Preheat the oven to 200c/gas 6.

Chop the aubergines in to bitesize pieces, then place on a baking tray with salt, pepper and some oil.

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Put in the oven for around 25 minutes,  turning once until slightly brown on the corners.

Now prepare the veg, chopping the pepper into strips, cutting the end off the baby corn and finely chopping the chilli.

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As you can see this is ridiculously quick to prepare. (Definitely my kind of dinner!)

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Get a large saucepan and heat up the crushed garlic clove, the chilli and the red curry paste for a few minutes.

Then once bubbling add the chopped peppers, mangetout and baby corn and stir until covered in the paste.

Now add the coconut milk, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

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After 5 minutes add the rice noodles and the stock and cook for a further 10 minutes.

Finally add the aubergine, coriander and perhaps some soy and serve in a big bowl whilst pipping hot. You must eat it with chopsticks!

 

This is honestly so unbelievably good, it is nourishing and hearty but will leave you feeling full of energy and vitalised. You could impress a serious foodie with this soup!!

It will work with any veg you have in your fridge. Go ahead and try it for dinner this evening, I know you want to…

 

Ro x

 

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