Heart Healthy Ingredients:
- 8 oz coconut milk
- 2 oz creme fraiche or heavy cream
- 2 c. of vegetable broth
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 T. ginger, chopped
- 1 T. lemongrass, chopped
- 2 lime leaves, whole
- 2 T. chives, diced
- 1 twig cilantro, with leaves chopped
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
- Pinch of nutmeg (optional)
- Swirl of tabasco sauce (optional)
- Steamed rice
In a pot heat over medium heat, sweat onions, garlic, lemongrass, ginger and lime leaves, and stir for 1 minute only. Then, add coconut milk, and stir for 2 minutes. Next, add 1 ounce of cream. Stir and do not let it burn to the bottom of pot.
Add the one twig of cilantro, then nutmeg and broth. Bring mixture to a boil and let simmer for 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add remaining ounce of cream and stir. Strain for a smooth texture, if prefer.
Spoon into a bowl. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro leaves and a swirl of tabasco sauce. Serve with steamed rice.