New Convent Garden soup Co sent me something lovely in the post this week – a box full of fresh vegetables along with each flavour of their new Souper boosters.
There are four flavours to choose from – Mexican chilli, roasted Morrocan, wild garlic and herbs and Aromatic Thai.
I decided to try the Thai Souper Booster first. I am a pretty big fan of Thai spices but no-one else in my house is (boo!) so I don’t have the opportunity to cook with them very often.
This recipe isn’t set in stone – I’m a “use up what I have” kind of gal so please feel free to use whatever veg you have. Babycorn, sugarsnaps and mushrooms would work very well here, or pak choi instead of the spinach.
Thai style prawn and noodle soup
One tbsp oil
Half a tube New Convent Garden Co Aromatic Thai Souper boosters
5 Spring onions, sliced thinly
One sweet potato, cubed small
One red pepper, diced
One yellow pepper, diced
One red chilli, chopped small
One lemongrass stalk, chopped as finely as possible
One Kaffir lime leaf
One 400ml tin coconut milk
One or Two nests noodles – I used egg noodles because that’s what was in my cupboard but rice noodles would be perfect here
125g fresh king prawns
Handful spinach leaves
Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the souper booster paste and cook for a few moments. Add your chopped veg and gently cook for 5 minutes, or until the veg has softened. Pour in the coconut milk and water and bring to a fast simmer. Drop in the noodles and cook for 2 minutes or according to the packet instructions. When the noodles have one minute left, add the prawns and spinach. Taste the soup and add more souper booster paste if needed.
Remove from the heat, decant into bowls and garnish with sliced chillies and fresh coriander.
I absolutely loved this soup – I devoured two large bowls. The flavours were wonderful. I will definitely be keeping a tube of the Thai souper booster in my fridge from now on so I can make this whenever I want. I’m really looking forward to trying the other flavours which I’ll tell you all about – so watch this space!
The souper boosters are also very handy for using up any leftover veg – just throw them in a pan, add half a tube of the paste and water and simmer for a few minutes.
Disclaimer: New Covent garden soup Co sent me the Souper boosters and a veg box so I could create my soup recipe. I was not paid in money for this review. All opinions are my own.