The truth is that soup is really hard to photograph. Taking pictures of liquids in general is just boring. Soup also comes in a bowl, so you can’t exactly take pictures from that many angles. You definitely need to add garnish to make it look better, which I tried by adding the cilantro in the above photograph. I’m not really sure that this photo does it justice to make it look as good as it tasted, but I’ll move on to discussing food.
This Thai Coconut Soup is from Better Homes and Gardens http://www.bhg.com/recipe/soups/thai-pumpkin-soup/. I used 2 jalapenos instead of one and thought the spiciness was perfect. The soup was a nice blend of sweetness, spiciness, and creaminess. The vegetables give it a little bit of texture, but this soup could also be pureed into velvety goodness. I’ll give it 3.5 stars.
Next, watch this soup magically transform into something completely different: Thai Tilapia.
The day after I made the soup, I decided to make tilapia. I found this recipe and made a few modifications to it: http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/thai-style-tilapia/Detail.aspx. I pureed the Thai Pumpkin soup from the above recipe and added some turmeric to it. Then, I cooked the tilapia in the pureed soup mixture according to the recipe. It can be served alone or with some basmati rice and Sriracha sauce. (Note: the vegetables pictures are simply from a frozen steam bag). I’ll give the pumpkin tilapia 3 stars.