Thai Style Chicken Meatball Soup

finely chop the shallot

mince the garlic

tear shiitakes into smaller parts

grate the ginger

cut broccoli into florets, then into bite-sized pieces

chop the scallions and cilantro

combine ingredients for the meatballs

roll into 2 tbsp-sized meatballs

heat oil & butter in a pot

add meatballs

cook until browned

remove from pot

add shiitakes, cook until crispy

add garlic, shallot and ginger

stir in red curry paste and spices

add chicken broth, bring to a boil

add soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil and lime juice

meanwhile, cook udon noodles

add meatballs, cook for 5 minutes

add coconut milk, bring to a boil

add broccoli, cook for 3 minutes

drain the noodles, serve