Thai Fish, Coconut and Noodle Soup

, from Issue #24. September, 2015
Photography by Nick Tresidder.
Thai Fish, Coconut and Noodle Soup

Serves: 4


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 tablespoons Thai green curry paste, we used Asian Home Gourmet
1 x 400 gram tin coconut cream
1 tablespoon julienned fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 long red chilli, seeded and thinly sliced
4 kaffir lime leaves, optional
5 cups chicken or vegetable stock
400 grams pumpkin, peeled and diced
400 grams firm white fish fillets, sliced 2 cm pieces
350 grams thick udon noodles
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
3 spring onions, thinly sliced
small handful fresh coriander


Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the curry paste for 1 minute. Add the coconut cream, ginger, garlic, chilli, kaffir lime leaves and chicken stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes then add the pumpkin and cook until tender. Add the fish and noodles and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until the fish is just cooked. Stir in the fish sauce and lime juice.

To serve: Ladle the soup into bowls and top with the spring onions and coriander.