turkey soup w/ a thai twist

Now that its officially winter, I'm digging into my freezer for weekly soup ingredients. This week I found turkey, chili peppers, ginger & lemongrass.


A trip to Trader Joes finished up the rest of my soup needs: miso ginger stock, rice noodles, limes, sugar snap peas, shiitake mushrooms, bok choy & scallions.


You can use whichever vegetables are in your freezer/fridge. The important components are rice noodles, lime, lemongrass, soy, garlic & ginger. They turn the most humble soup into an exotic getaway. Add chili peppers, cilantro, thai basil & coconut milk and you just landed in Thailand.


I sautéed all my veg in sesame oil, added the spices & broth. As it came up to a simmer, I added shredded frozen turkey breast & let it mellow in the slow cooker on low for 3-4 hours.


Just before it's time to eat, make your rice noodles. Then taste for seasoning & add a squeeze of sriracha when you serve it for an extra kick.