Eats & Treats ~ Thai Ginger Chicken Soup

Whoa. This soup just ROCKS! Seriously!
While looking through recipes I found a version of this soup. It sounded so delicious but knew it would need a few tweaks to make it “just right”. So, I set to work and wow were we ever happy! With chicken, ginger, Sriracha and a lot of other yummy Thai flavors this soup is definitely a hit.

The recipe is below. If you make this soup let me know what you think of it! Adjust your Sriracha to taste to make it as spicy as you like. Enjoy!

Thai Ginger Soup

1 box Swanson Thai Ginger base
2 cups chicken broth + 3 Tbsp
1lb chicken, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
4 baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1 can unsweetened coconut milk
4-5 tbsp Lime juice
Ground Ginger
Soy sauce (splash)
Sriracha sauce
Salt & pepper
Bunch cilantro
Sesame oil – 1 tbsp
1 cup basmati rice

Prepare rice in rice cooker and keep warm. (Or prepare on stovetop).

Cook diced chicken in stock pan with a splash of chicken broth, ginger, salt & pepper, sesame oil & soy sauce until cooked through.

Add Thai Ginger base to cooked chicken, diced red bell pepper, mushrooms, 2 cups chicken broth, lime juice, a squirt of Sriracha and one can coconut milk. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Taste soup and adjust seasonings as needed. Add cilantro and scallions to taste. Serve over a scoop of basmati rice. Enjoy! 😊

Eats & Drinks, SC

May River Grill ~ Review

Our time in South Carolina has been very memorable.  We met here, got married here and have enjoyed the area immensely.  The area is know for it’s Civil War history, shrimp boats, location to the Atlantic Ocean and FOOD!  Lots and lots of great food!

One of our favorite places to eat is May River Grill.

May River Grill (copyright May River Grill)


It is located in historic Old Town Bluffton, South Carolina.  It is a charming restaurant with an open kitchen, seating at the bar (where you can watch Chef Charlie cook!) and only a handful of tables.  It’s very quaint but the food is out of this world.  From steaks to freshly caught seafood, this is the place to be. Chef Charlie is a highly skilled chef and his food is amazing!  This is definitely a 5 star restaurant!

So since we are hitting the road in a couple of days, we decided to wrap up our time in South Carolina with a final “see ya later” dinner (not goodbye as we will certainly be back).  We enjoyed some wonderful cocktails, amazing appetizers and a fabulous filet.

First.. some cocktails.. sour apple martini!  Mark, of course, stuck with his beer – Heineken!

A fabulous Sour Apple Martini!
A fabulous Sour Apple Martini!

Then, some Conch Chowder, compliments of the chef!

Yummy conch chowder!
Yummy conch chowder!

How about some fabulous CRAB CAKES? Locally caught, of course!

Devine crab cake app!
Devine crab cake app!

And then, the entrees!  Fried Green Tomato Salad for me and Filet Mignon Au Poivre for Mark!  Of course, I did have a few bites of that fabulous filet! 😉

Fried Green Tomato Salad with homemade mozzarella,  bacon and house made ranch dressing!
Fried Green Tomato Salad with homemade mozzarella, bacon and house made ranch dressing!
The filet of our dreams! This Au Poivre sauce has green peppercorns.  To die for!
The filet of our dreams! This Au Poivre sauce has green peppercorns. To die for!

We’ve had many a great meal at May River Grill.  If you’re ever in the Hilton Head Island, SC area, be sure to stop there and tell Chef Charlie we said “HI”!  Oh, and reservations are required – it’s a busy place!

And just to whet your appetite, here is the link to their menu!  Cheers!