Thai Prawn Soup recipe


  • 2 lbs uncooked large shrimp
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 small red chilies, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh coriander, roots
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 stalks fresh lemongrass, sliced
  • 6 fresh kaffir lime leaves, roughly chopped
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

Cooking Instructions

Shell and devein the prawns if you need to. Reserve the shells.

Heat oil over medium heat in a pan, add prawn shells, garlic and chilies, cook stirring (about 5 minutes or until the shells are red and the mixture is fragrant).

Add lemongrass, lime leaves, water, juice, sugar, sauce and coriander roots and simmer covered (for 30 minutes).Strain the stock.

Place the strained stock, prawns, coriander leaves and shallots into a clean pan, and simmer covered (for about 3 minutes until the prawns are tender).

25 Feb 2011     1433 views     NON-Vegetarian       Soups > Seafood

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