Red Curry and Coconut Soup Recipe

July 22, 2012 2 Comments

Red Curry and Coconut Soup Recipe

This recipe is from New Zealand Chef Genevieve McGough. You can learn more about Chef Genevieve here.

Genevieve McGough is a chef from Auckland New Zealand. I met Genevieve on line and have been helping with some marketing ideas for her recipe web site. She has 15 years experience in professional cookery and is a self taught photographer who photographs as well as food styles every dish on her web site, Genevieve’s Cuisine.

Red Curry and Coconut Soup with Chicken Dumplings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 persons

Red Curry and Coconut Soup with Chicken Dumplings


For the Chicken Dumplings

10 oz boned and skinned raw chicken meat

1 egg white

1 tablespoon of fish sauce

1/8 teaspoon of sesame oil

1 tablespoon of minced root ginger

1 tablespoon of chopped coriander stalks

½ teaspoon plain salt

For the Red Curry Coconut Soup

1 tablespoon cooking oil

1 small white onion sliced

1 tablespoon minced ginger

1 handful of mung bean sprouts

1 flat teaspoon red curry paste

1 pint (16 ounces) chicken stock

7 fl oz white wine

14 oz tin coconut cream

1 small tin of whole button mushrooms

1 tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon white sugar

1 teaspoon plain salt

Coriander or basil leaves

Sesame oil for garnish

How To Prepare At Home

Prep Work

Don't let the amount of ingredients put you off making this dish, most of the ingredients are in the cupboards of keen foodies anyway and the whole dish can be prepared in 20-25 minutes.

For the Chicken Dumplings

Blend the dumpling ingredients in a blender until very smooth. Transfer to a container, cover and refrigerate until required.

To Make the Soup & Cook the Dumplings

Heat the cooking oil in a large heavy based pot then add onions, ginger, bean sprouts and red curry paste.

Sweat the vegetables in the oil for around 5 minutes on a very low heat then add the stock, white wine and coconut cream. Stir to incorporate the red curry paste then bring to the boil.

Turn down the heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the button mushrooms, sweet chilli sauce, sesame oil, sugar and salt.

When the soup has returned to a simmer using moist fingers roll the dumpling mix into teaspoon sized balls and drop into the soup.

Make sure you are careful not to splash yourself; you can use a spoon to drop in the dumplings.

Simmer the soup for 10 more minutes so that the dumplings are cooked through then serve piping hot with chopped fresh coriander or basil and a splash of sesame oil.

Last modified on Wed 1 March 2017 4:58 pm

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  1. Bonnie says:

    The recipe for the Red Curry and Coconut Soup with Ginger Chicken and coriander Dumplings does NOT include the recipe for the dumplings. HELP.

    • Hi Bonnie, this is one of the earliest recipes on my website when I met Genevieve online. The dumplings part of the recipe was not brought over when I converted the site to WordPress but I found it in my backups. Looking at what she calls dumplings is different from what I think of traditional dumplings. I’m going to have to recreate this recipe to see how it turns out. If you follow her recipe for chicken dumplings, please let me know your results and we can compare. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

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