Kaffir Lime Soup
I had a version of this soup years ago in a restaurant in Miami. It was a 3 day stay and we went back to the restaurant twice to have it. I loved it and recreating it led to a lot of research when I got home. I worked on it over time, discovering that I can get fresh kaffir lime leaves and Savoy coconut cream at United Noodles in Minneapolis. I can also get both products on line through Amazon. Savoy coconut cream doesn’t have added sugar - which the soup doesn’t need. (I rarely use coconut milk anymore - that’s how much I like coconut cream.) Coconut milk will work, but it is thinner and doesn’t add the same type of creaminess. Kaffir lime leaves freeze very well.
If I serve it over sushi rice, I add a little sushi vinegar to the rice to add some tang. Although this is a great summer soup, I thought it would be a good recipe to post now that we’re in the dead of winter. It will warm you up!