Spicy Shrimp Soup recipe


  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined but with tail intact
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of whole straw mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon Thai chili peppers, chopped (more peppers may be added)
  • 8 kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 stalks lemon grass, sliced to 2-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons roasted chili paste
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 6 cups shrimp stock (see note below)

Cooking Instructions

Bring stock, lime leaves, and lemon grass to boil. Stir in shrimp, mushrooms, roasted chili paste, fish sauce, and lime juice. Cook for five minutes until shrimp is done (should be pink in color). Remove from heat.

Add chili peppers, lime juice and cilantro.

Ladle into bowls and garnish with additional cilantro if desired.

25 Feb 2011     1287 views     NON-Vegetarian       Soups > Seafood

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