|100 g||green beans|
|150 g||rice noodles|
|4 tbsp||coconut oil|
|250 ml||coconut milk|
|250 ml||vegetable broth|
|2 tsp||brown sugar|
|2 tsp||fish sauce|
|mint (for serving)|
Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Slice eggplant into large matchsticks, add to sieve, toss with salt, and let rest 5 min. Rinse under cold running water and pat dry. Place on a baking sheet, toss with a little vegetable oil, and transfer to the oven. Bake approx. 30 min.
Meanwhile, to make the paste, deseed chili. Roughly chop the shallots, ginger, garlic, turmeric, lemongrass, and cilantro. Add all of these ingredients to a food processor along with the coconut oil and blend into a paste. Zest half the lime, then juice it, and set aside. Leave remaining lime for serving.
Heat remaining coconut oil in a pot over medium heat. Add green curry paste and fry until very fragrant, approx. 5 min. Add eggplant and fry approx. 1 min. Add coconut milk, vegetable broth, water, brown sugar, and fish sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and let simmer gently over medium-low, approx. 10 min. Just before serving, season with salt to taste, add lime zest and juice, and stir well.
Cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain under cold water and set aside until serving. Bring a pot of salted water to boil and blanch green beans for approx. 2 min. Divide noodles among bowl, ladle in soup, and top with green beans. Garnish with mint if desired and serve with the remaining lime. Enjoy!