Khao Soi (Hen Curry Noodle Soup)

1 lb broad rice noodles (sub spiralized noodles if desired)
1 giant dried crimson chile (guajillo, anaheim, or the like), stem and seeds eliminated
3 shallots, divided
4 cloves garlic
2 tsp kosher salt, extra to style
1 Thai chile or different spicy chile, stems eliminated
1 stalk lemongrass, white half solely, thinly sliced
2 kaffir lime leaves, sliced
1” contemporary turmeric, sliced (or 1/2 tsp floor turmeric)
1/2” contemporary ginger, peeled and sliced
1 handful cilantro stalks, chopped (about ¼ cup chopped)
1 tsp coriander seeds
6 black cardamom pods, interior seeds solely
1 tbsp shrimp paste or 3 tbsp fish sauce, extra to style
2 tbsp coconut oil or avocado oil
2 cans (13.5 oz every) coconut milk
1 cup rooster inventory
1 tbsp palm sugar, coconut palm sugar, or honey
8 rooster drumsticks (about 3 lbs), pores and skin eliminated
½ lb mustard greens, kai lan, or different darkish inexperienced, tender cabbage
sliced limes, inexperienced onions, and cilantro to garnish

1. In a big mixing bowl, place the rice noodles and canopy with lukewarm water; soak for 40 minutes.  Place the dried chile in a bowl and canopy with 1 cup of scorching water; soak for 10 minutes, then coarsely chop and put aside (reserve the new water).  Coarsely chop 2 of the shallots, then slice the remaining 1 shallot and put aside.

2. For the most effective taste, use a mortar and pestle, however a meals processor may even work.  If utilizing a mortar and pestle, place the garlic and salt within the mortar and crush right into a paste.  Separately, add and crush the dried chile, shallots, Thai chili, lemongrass, lime leaves, turmeric, ginger, cilantro stalks, coriander seeds, black cardamom, and shrimp paste; proceed to crush the components right into a curry paste, about 8 minutes.  If utilizing a meals processor, add all the components and pulse till principally uniform, about 2 minutes; if wanted, add a number of the water you soaked the chile in to assist with the processing.

3. Heat the oil in a dutch oven or stockpot over medium-high warmth.  Add the curry paste and stir to mix; sauté till the oil begins to separate from the paste, about 3 minutes, stirring typically. Stir within the coconut milk, rooster inventory, sugar, drumsticks, and sufficient water to almost cowl the rooster. Carry to a simmer over excessive warmth, then cowl and scale back warmth to medium-low; simmer till the rooster is tender, about 40 minutes.

4. Whereas the rooster simmers, put together the noodles and greens.  Put together an ice water tub. Carry a stockpot of salted water to boil over excessive warmth, then add the noodles and blanch till simply softened, about 30 seconds, then take away utilizing tongs, drain, and rinse in chilly water till cool to the contact.  Add the greens to the boiling water, then blanch till vibrant inexperienced, about 45 seconds, then switch to the water tub. Distribute the noodles and greens into 4 soup bowls, then put aside.

5. As soon as the rooster is tender, season with salt and fish sauce to style.  Distribute the drumsticks into the soup bowls, then ladle within the soup; serve with garnishes.