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Quick and Easy Homemade Pho

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This take on the traditional Vietnamese homemade pho soup combines citrus flavours, beef broth and red curry paste for a spicy, filling soup!

Quick and Easy Homemade Pho

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!

Quick and Easy Homemade Pho

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!

Quick and Easy Homemade Pho

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.

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This take on the traditional Vietnamese pho soup combines citrus flavours, beef broth and red curry paste for a spicy, filling soup!
Quick and Easy Homemade Pho
Votes: 4
Rating: 5
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Course Soup
Cuisine Vietnamese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Garnishes
Course Soup
Cuisine Vietnamese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Garnishes
Quick and Easy Homemade Pho
Votes: 4
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Start by marinating steak with 1/2 tbsp red curry paste combined with olive oil, salt and pepper. Set aside. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp of olive oil in a large pot with fitted lid on med-high heat. Saute onion, garlic and ginger for 5 min, until fragrant and softened.
  2. Add other 1/2 tbsp of red curry paste, sauté for 2 min. Add broth and water, bringing to a boil. Add lemon and lime juices, soy sauce, chili paste, and fish sauce. Simmer for 15 minutes with lid on. During this time, garnishes can be chopped and prepared.
  3. After preparing garnishes and placing in small bowls so guests can self-serve, heat remaining oil over high heat until oil starts to smoke. Cook steak for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until cooked rare to medium-rare (it will cook more in the hot soup).
  4. Bring soup back to a boil, and add rice noodles, cooking for 3-5 min. If possible, remove noodles from the broth to prevent them from soaking it all up.
  5. Serve pho in large bowls with noodles and broth, garnishing with chopped vegetables as desired.
  6. Add extra hot sauce if you're brave!

O love Pho! What are your variations on the recipe? I’d love to hear in the comments!

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