This is a healthy and fresh tasting soup that is slightly salty, savoury, and very mild. The dish consists of hollowed out pieces of cucumber stuffed with a pork mixture, which is then cooked in a savoury soup. We have made this recipe with only seven ingredients so its really quick and easy to make, and although we have used minced pork, you could also use chicken if you prefer. The texture of the firm outer cucumber shell contrasts nicely with the soft pork stuffing inside, and the soup itself is mild and pairs well with some steamed rice.
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200g minced pork 1 whole peeled cucumber 1 small carrot 1 pork stock cube 1 teaspoon pork seasoning powder 2 1/2 cups water chopped spring onion and coriander (for garnishing)
Special Cooking Equipment Used
Step 1: Begin by peeling 1 whole cucumber, and then cutting off the ends. Then cut the cucumber into roughly 1 1/2 inch pieces. Now use a small knife to cut out the core of the cucumber pieces, so that you are left with hollow cucumber cylinders.
Step 2: Next peel 1 small carrot, then thinly slice 3/4 of it and finely chop the other 1/4 of the carrot.
Step 3: Now place the finely chopped carrot into a mixing bowl, along with 200g of minced pork and 1 teaspoon of pork flavoured meat seasoning powder. Mix everything together thoroughly.
Step 4: Then stuff the cucumber cylinders with the pork mixture as tightly as you can, smoothing down both ends with the back of a spoon. Make sure you have packed in as much pork mixture as you can into each piece of cucumber.
Step 5: Now its time to cook the soup. Pour 2 1/2 cups of water into a pot along with the 3/4 of a chopped carrot, and bring to the boil. Once the water is boiling, add in 1 pork stock cube, and stir until the stock cube has dissolved. Now lower the heat to a medium heat, and add in the stuffed cucumbers. Let the stuffed cucumbers cook in the soup for about 10 minutes. You can check to see if they are done by pricking them with a fork to test if the cucumber is too hard. Once they are cooked, pour the soup into a bowl and season with chopped spring onion and coriander, then serve and enjoy with some steamed jasmine rice!
And its as simple as that, we hope you enjoyed this fresh and tasty Thai soup recipe. If you did and you would like to see lots more Thai and Asian inspired recipes, be sure to subscribe to our youtube channel and newsletter to be notified when new recipes are published!
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