Lime in De Coconut Seafood Soup

“I won’t make this soup again!” was what I declared after making this soup. It was a labor of love built from imagination, love, and time. It is based on a thai recipe for Tom Kha Ghai, which is made with chicken. But I wanted to keep the base but add only local seafood. Today is Good Friday so most folks on our Rock are eating only seafood. This would have made a fine addition to any holiday lunch table. I’m sharing a few pics from this decadent concoction. This is just a “Kitchen Rambling.” I wish there were a recipe to share, except I won’t be making it soon enough to reproduce one! I did say it was a LOT of work right?!? But, man, was it FULL of uncompromising flavor!¬†

I peeled a handful of local shrimp sourced from one of our nearby lagoons. I dry baked some cockles sourced from the same lagoon, then added tenderized conch and garlicky-sweet Crucian¬†lobster. I used local limes and lime leaves to offer a contrast to the coconut creaminess. There is also some warm curry undertones at work. I’ll say it again, this was work!!

I made fresh coconut milk and boiled the lobster in it with the shell on in order to infuse as much lobster flavor into the base. I prefer to use fresh coconut milk as the flavor is beyond anything from the can! Feel free to check out my recipe for how to make fresh coconut milk and I promise you will never go back to the can.

I added some white button mushrooms, a few slivers of crunchy green snap peas, and a few shakes of spicy chili pepper oil! I shared a bowl with my husband and two of my friends who declared it was simply the best!! I hope you are enjoying this slow down Holiday season! And I hope you are having a wonderful Crucian day wherever you are in the world!!

4 thoughts on “Lime in De Coconut Seafood Soup

  1. OOOOH! This IS the best soup EVER! I made a rapid version last week, but as I was making it, I thought how much better it would be if I made my own chicken stock and own coconut milk. Nice use of local resources! Love it!

  2. Girl, you are KILLING ME!!!!!! Your pics of the prep are over the top, and down herein Chile I cant get that good stuff. Gott’a get back up there NOW and eat. (Plus, really want to give Mrs Harvey a hug when I’m there next time.) Thanks for making me drool (again)!!!

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