This take on the traditional Vietnamese homemade pho soup combines citrus flavours, beef broth and red curry paste for a spicy, filling soup!
Pho is one of my favourites, especially the day after a crazy night out on the town! It’s the ultimate comfort food after a long day, and the perfect cure for a cold or hangover. There’s just something so comforting about a big bowl of soup!
This Homemade Pho is great for a Friday night in relaxing after a long work day, and it’s also a filling meal to make quickly before a night out – I love this recipe primarily because it is so simple, easy and quick to make and it is so versatile.
This broth has not been developed over a long period of time because oftentimes I value convenience and timesavers over crazy complicated recipes, but if you have time on your hands this soup broth can simmer for up to an hour!
I’ve tried to put forth one of the most basic variations of homemade pho with cilantro, bean sprouts and scallions as garnishes, but you could also use matchstick cut carrots, fresh spinach or kale, mushrooms, and many more fresh vegetables for added nutrition. I’ve also added a bit of citrus to the broth to develop a deeper, richer flavour with a lot of kick!
The steak is best cooked rare to medium-rare since you will be essentially using it as a garnish on top of or in the hot soup, which will continue to cook the meat more. It all depends on personal preference how well done you like your meat, but I prefer a little pink in the centre. Who doesn’t like a delectable, perfect medium rare steak?! Combined with the recipe, punchy flavours of the soup, you’ll be filled up and satisfied in no time.
O love Pho! What are your variations on the recipe? I’d love to hear in the comments!