Thai Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup
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Ingredients for 4
1 red bell pepper
1/2 yellow onion
1-inch piece fresh ginger
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons red curry paste
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 (13.5 oz) can full-fat coconut milk
1 cup chicken stock
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
400 g dried rice vermicelli noodles
1 cup frozen shelled edamame
Fresh cilantro and lime wedges, for serving
Set the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 149ºF (65ºC).
Remove seeds and ribs from the red bell pepper and dice into 1/2-inch pieces.
Slice the onion into thin half moons.
Mince the ginger. (Pro tip: peel the ginger using the edge of a spoon).
Cut the garlic cloves into thin slices.
Melt the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the curry paste, red pepper, onion, ginger, and garlic and sauté, stirring constantly, until the curry paste is toasted and aromatics begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the water and use a flat edged wooden spoon or spatula to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Continue cooking until the onions are soft, about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces.
Place the chicken, sauteed vegetables, coconut milk, chicken stock, sugar, fish sauce, and lime juice in a large zipper lock or vacuum seal bag. Seal the bag using the water immersion technique or a vacuum sealer on the moist setting. Place in the water bath and set the timer for 1 hour.
About 20 minutes before the chicken is finished, prepare the noodles: Bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil over high heat. Add the noodles and cook according to the package directions. (Mine take about 8 minutes.)
When the noodles have 4 minutes left to cook, add the frozen edamame to the boiling water. When the noodles are tender, drain and run under cold water for a minute. Divide between 4 serving bowls.
When the timer goes off, remove the bag from the water bath. Ladle the soup on top of the noodles and garnish with cilantro and lime wedges. Serve.