Thai Shrimp (chili) Soup
photo by Jonathan Melendez
- Ready In:
- 14 ounces light coconut milk
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
- 2 -3 teaspoons chili paste with garlic
- 1 1⁄2 - 2 lbs uncooked shrimp, peeled (medium-size)
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 14 1⁄2 ounces diced tomatoes, undrained (I use ones with green chiles)
- 1⁄2 cup sliced green onion
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced (I use a mix of crimini and oyster)
- chopped cilantro (for garnish, optional)
- Combine coconut milk, ginger and chili paste in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add shrimp, reduce heat, and simmer for 3 minutes, or until shrimp is cooked through. Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon.
- Combine flour and soy sauce in a small bowl, and stir with a whisk, then add to coconut milk in saucepan.
- Add tomatoes, green onion, lime juice and sugar, then bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes until mixture thickens slightly, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes.
- Return the shrimp to the pan and cook until thoroughly heated.
- Serve sprinkled with cilantro, if desired.
This turned out great! I made it for a friend who was recovering from surgery. When I asked her what sounded good to eat she told me Thai soup. I'm not a huge fan of shrimp and rarely make them at home. I found your recipe and thought it looked easy enough to try. I'm so glad I did. It was a breeze to put together and it came out delicious. I tasted a little sample and wowza it was spicy, but super tasty. I made some jasmine rice to pour it over just in case it turned out too spicy for her. I might try making it without the shrimp for me and DH. Thanks so much for posting this recipe.
Holy Moly this is good. I made this last night to go with some other asian dishes and this was fantastic. The shrimp were cooked perfectly and the flavor from the coconut milk and the chili paste were so yummy. We really like this alot and will make again,its so easy but tastes like so much more effort got put into it. Thank you for sharing this with us.
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