July 25th, 2009, 10:42 PM
i have indeed. i don't use nearly as many veggies though, lol. just onion, garlic, stewing beef, flour + guinness + beef stock (all in lieu of demi-glaze), bouquet garni (pretty much like mixed herbs), salt, pepper and parsley for garnish.
Originally Posted by ianmonsta
i serve it over mashed potatoes. the last time i made it was when i bogarted that can of guinness from that 4 pack i gave you. it's so good. i'd make it again, but i'm kind of like dougw8, i'm not really in the mood for soups and stews in the summer. it's like comfort food for me, great for cold weather.
July 26th, 2009, 11:08 AM
Okay folks, I'm going to share my recipe for the BEST soup ever made. Some of you familiar with Thai food know it as "Tom Yum Gai" or Thai Sweet and Sour Soup. Personally, it is my most favorite soup EVER!
You can substitute the chicken for shrimp, Tom Yum Goong (add shrimp to soup about 2 minutes before serving) or Seafood in general, Tom Yum Taleh. I prefer chicken. I also serve with a cup of jasmine or sticky rice. This soup is "Kick your dog" killer. Enjoy.
1lb boneless chicken meat sliced into 3" strips
3 cups chicken stock
4 oz straw mushrooms or button mushrooms if straw cant be found.
6 cherry tomatoes halfed (optional)
1 fresh lemon grass stem cut into short 1" lengths
2-3 kaffir lime leaves, torn
2-3 chunks of Galanga (ginger root)
3 tbsp Thai fish sauce
4 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp sugar
5-6 hot fresh Thai chilies, just broken with pestle (be aware! these chilies will kick your ass so dont over do it!!)
1/2 bunch of lightly diced Cilantro
Place the stock in a pot, add the lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves and Galanga, and bring to boil over medium heat. Add the chicken meat, mushroom, fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar; cook slowly and uncovered for 10 minutes. Do not stir. Then add the tomatoes and chilies and cook for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat. Add Cilantro just before serving. 4 servings.
Last edited by nocturn; July 29th, 2009 at 10:27 AM.
Reason: forgot 2 key ingredients (Galanga and Cilantro)
July 26th, 2009, 12:59 PM
Just threw all the split pea soup ingredients into the crock pot. Set on high so it will be ready around 5.
July 26th, 2009, 01:26 PM
Originally Posted by ianmonsta
Son of a bitch....
"Only a numbskull thinks he knows things about things he knows nothing about."
"It's understanding that makes it possible for people like us to tolerate a person like yourself."
July 26th, 2009, 04:16 PM
The smell has got to be making you nuts right?
Originally Posted by rinkrat
July 26th, 2009, 04:31 PM
Yeah I can smell the onions, celery, ham etc and I am dying!!
July 26th, 2009, 04:51 PM
OK - I gotta do this but I need a crock pot, any suggestions?
July 26th, 2009, 06:09 PM
OK, this is the best split pea soup I've ever tasted I SWEAR!!
It's got the perfect thickness and taste with just the right amount of other junk in there. AMAZING!!
The fun part was piling all the stuff in there and NOT STIRRING it, then finding perfect soup 5 hours later with ham falling off the bone.
And just like at Andersen's it's all you can eat!
Thanks to nocturn for this recipe. It will be a regular for me since it's so easy and somewhat healthy.
July 26th, 2009, 06:17 PM
This Split Pea soup kicks ass!
Thank you for posting this recipe Nocturn, this is the best split pea soup I've ever had. No joke.
July 26th, 2009, 09:43 PM
Holy Crap!!!!! Sherri said something also??? Sherri digs the peasoup???? I feel like a Champ....
Last edited by nocturn; July 27th, 2009 at 10:58 AM.