16th March 2009

Creamy Moong Bean Soup with Creme de Sake

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This is a fabulously delicious recipe that’s healthy too, but could still be a great treat on a Friday night served with sake! Be sure to check out the video for this recipe @ Creamy Moong Bean Soup from Kimberly Edwards.
~ Kimberly Edwards 🙂

Type: Soup Recipe
Serve With: Fried Pitas, or Crusty French or Italian Bread – Garnish with sesame seeds, sliced green onion and a squeeze of lime, if desired
Prep Time: 8 min
Cook Time: ~ 35 min
Yield: Large stock pot full – About 8 servings
Nutrition Facts: This is a complete protein meal! Enjoy…

Ingredients:
1 large Onions – Diced
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Coconut Oil
1 Bay Leaf
4 cloves Garlic – Finely minced
1″ piece Fresh Ginger – Grated
1 package Firm Tofu – Diced
1 tbsp Curry Paste – I prefer Patak’s brand
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/8 tsp Chili Powder
* 2 Lime Leaves – Optional
2 tsp Ground Cumin
Freshly Cracked Black Pepper – To taste
4 1/2 cups Moong Beans – Pre-cooked: Find out how to easily cook moong beans in your rice cooker with this video: How to Cook Beans in Your Rice Cooker
8 cups Water – Or chicken broth
1 cup Cr̬me de Sake РAlso called Nigori, creamy or unfiltered sake РI use Sho Chiku Bai brand. РYou could also use Malibu Rum.
1 can Coconut Milk
2 cups Buttermilk – You can also use cream, milk, coconut milk and/or kefir.

Instructions:
1. In a large stock pot, melt coconut oil with olive oil and add onions and bay leaf. Saute until translucent.

2. Add minced garlic and tofu. Saute for about 4 more minutes.

3. Add curry paste, cumin, cayenne pepper, chili powder, lime leaves, freshly cracked black pepper and freshly grated ginger sauteing for another 5-7 minutes.

4. Add cooked moong beans, creme de sake and water. Bring to a boil and reduce to a good simmer.

5. Blend until smooth with a hand blender and bring back up to a simmer.

6. Add coconut milk and buttermilk or cream and bring back up to a simmer.

7. Serve by garnishing with sesame seeds, sliced green onions and a squeeze of lime juice.

8. Enjoy with some more sake!

This was a really terrific treat for a Friday night that is healthy too!

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I hope you enjoy this Recipe on SizzUp! Until next time…

Drink Deliciously,

Kimberly Edwards 🙂
CookingWithKimberly.com

P.S.  If you enjoyed this Recipe, check out more of Kimberly’s Alcohol Recipes @ Cooking With Kimberly.

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