This is a hearty rich, spicy soup, perfect for a cold winter's evening. This recipe came about by accident. My mom gave me a recipe for a spicy shrimp noodle bowl, but when I started making it, I realized I had the wrong recipe. I combined both her recipe and another calling for bell peppers and ginger and this wonderfully rich shrimp broth made from the shells was born. A true marriage of flavors was created between the shrimp, the chicken broth, the cabbage, rice sticks, peppers and especially the chili garlic paste with a splash of sriracha sauce. I hope you'll give this a whirl.
prep time30 Min
cook time15 Min
MAKING THE STOCK:
medium shrimp, deveined (use the shells and tails only--set the shrimp aside)
chicken broth, divided into 2 2c portions
1 1/2 c
clam juice (8 oz)
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:
red bell pepper, thin matchsticks
green bell pepper, thin matchsticks
onion, thin slices
garlic, minced (1 teaspoon)
cabbage, shredded and chopped
snow peas, cut on the diagonal 1" slice
carrots, finely shredded
asian chile garlic sauce (i buy sambal oelek)
red chile pepper flakes
rice sticks or noodles
cilantro to taste
lime to serve
salt and pepper to taste
How To Make
Peel the shrimp, putting the shrimp casings and tails in a large saucepan. Set the cleaned, deveined shrimp aside to add later.
To the casings add 2 cups chicken broth, clam juice, water and ginger.
Bring to a boil, lower the temperature and just simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the broth through a fine sieve. You now have a very rich broth.
To a large soup pot heat the olive oil and lightly sauté the peppers, onion and garlic.
Add the rich shrimp broth, the other 2 cups of chicken broth, and everything else EXCEPT the shrimp, rice noodles, cilantro and lime slices.
Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the shrimp and broken up rice sticks/noodles (my mom prefers to use 2 packages of Ramen Noodles-broken up).
**NOTE: If using raw shrimp, cook just until it turns pink and noodles are soft. If using cooked shrimp, just heat through a few minutes.
Garnish bowls of soup with chopped cilantro and lime wedges.
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