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thai coconut shrimp soup

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Tasty and flavorful, this quick and easy recipe is so comforting! If you enjoy Thai cuisine, you’ll love this recipe!

yield 4 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For thai coconut shrimp soup

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    coconut oil
  • 1 c
    white onions, finely sliced (lyonnaise cut)
  • 1 1/2 c
    oyster mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 lg
    garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 Tbsp
    ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    red thai curry paste
  • 2 stalk
    lemongrass, outer layers removed, bruised and halved
  • 2 lg
    bird's eye chilies, stemmed and smashed
  • 4 c
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can
    (14 oz./398 ml) coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp
    freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    coconut sugar (substitute brown or palm sugar)
  • 1 tsp
    lime zest
  • 1 lb
    shrimp or prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 2/3 c
    cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Tbsp
    cornstarch (mixed with 1/2 cup cold water)
  • 2 Tbsp
    roughly chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • 4
    lime wedges, for serving

How To Make thai coconut shrimp soup

  • 1
    Heat oil in a Dutch oven on medium. Add onions and sauté for 3 minutes.
  • 2
    Add mushrooms and sauté for 2 minutes. Add garlic and ginger; sauté for 30 seconds.
  • 3
    Add red curry paste and stir to coat.
  • 4
    Add lemongrass, chilies, broth, coconut milk, lime juice, fish sauce, coconut sugar and lime zest. Stir well, increase the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a soft boil.
  • 5
    Add shrimp and cook until they just turn pink, about 2 minutes.
  • 6
    About 30 seconds before time is up, add tomatoes, stir and cook for the remaining time.
  • 7
    Remove lemongrass stalks and chilies; discard them.
  • 8
    Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil.
  • 9
    Add cornstarch mixture and stir until the mixture thickens, about 45 seconds.
  • 10
    Spoon soup into warm bowls, garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with lime wedges.
  • 11
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