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Thai Style Salmon and Noodle Soup

This Thai Style Salmon and Noodle Soup is a light, healthy Thai influenced soup made healthier with salmon and soba noodles, but you have options!.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Soups, Stews & Chili
Cuisine Thai
Servings 2
Calories 274 kcal


  • 4 cups low-sodium or homemade chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 stalk lemongrass outer layer removed, thinly sliced
  • 3 scallions cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 1-inch piece fresh ginger root, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon red or green curry paste such as Thai Kitchen or to taste
  • 2 cups fresh spinach torn
  • 5 basil leaves torn
  • 4 ounces soba noodles cooked according to package directions (soba noodles are made of buckwheat and are a very healthy grain)
  • 2 3 to 4 ounce salmon fillets, all bones removed*
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine the chicken broth, water, lemongrass, scallion, ginger root and jalapeno pepper in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer, simmer; covered, for 30 minutes. Shut off the heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Remove the aromatics with a slotted spoon. Add the coconut milk and curry paste (red if you want red curry, green if you want green curry); stir until the curry paste is dissolved. Taste, add more if you want it hotter, but LindySez, watch out, it’ll sneak up on you. Stir in the spinach and basil.
  • Meanwhile, heat the broiler to high. Rub the salmon with the sesame oil and place under the broiler. Cook, without turning, about 3 – 5 minutes, you want the center to be slightly underdone as it will continue to cook when the broth is pour-over.
  • In a large deep bowl, divide the soba noodles. Top with the salmon (remove the skin.) Ladle the soup over and serve with additional basil if desired.



This recipe serves 2 but can easily be increased.
I was unable to find salmon filets so I used salmon steaks that I cut the bone out and then wrapped them into a little roulade.  I loved the way this presented, so it may just be my new favorite way of serving this soup.


Serving: 1gSodium: 726mgSugar: 4gFiber: 3gCholesterol: 11mgCalories: 274kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 8gFat: 13gProtein: 10gCarbohydrates: 34g
Keyword salmon soup, soba noodle Asian soup, Thai soup salmon
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