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Authentic Thai Coconut Soup

Authentic Thai Coconut Soup

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
MIREYZ

MIREYZ

This soup is for Asian-food lovers. If you have all the ingredients on hand it's easy to put together and makes the perfect comfort food. If not, it only takes one trip the Asian market. It's so versatile you can make it vegetarian or substitute chicken for shrimp. Enjoy!!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 314 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 21.6 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.2g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 15.3 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 523 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Boil the shrimp until cooked, about one minute. Drain shrimp, and set aside.
  2. Pour the coconut milk and 2 cups of water in a large saucepan; bring to a simmer. Add the galangal, lemon grass, and lime leaves; simmer for 10 minutes, or until the flavors are infused. Strain the coconut milk into a new pan and discard the spices. Simmer the shiitake mushrooms in the coconut milk for five minutes. Stir in the lime juice, fish sauce, and brown sugar. Season to taste with curry powder.
  3. To serve, reheat shrimp in the soup, and ladle into serving bowls. Garnish with green onion and red pepper flakes.
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MIREYZ
65

MIREYZ

6/9/2006

first, thank you for the good reviews. And, babbini ur totally right, when i submitted this recipe to the site , i put red curry powder, and u can substitute it for cayenne pepper too, but i think it was a typing mistake, they deleted the word red. And u can substitue galangal by ginger, however don't skip the lime leaves or the lemongrass, it makes a big difference. thanks again!!

danadane
53

danadane

2/9/2008

Easy on the brown sugar, I would put a tablespoon. Also we couldn't find lime leafs so we zested a lime instead. Just as good in my opinion.

Babinni
48

Babinni

6/8/2006

oh my gosh- it is authentic and tastes just like the one at a local restaurant! Aince I eat Thai but rarely make it, I asked an asian friend to pick up some of the harder to find ingredients-asian mkt only. Galangal is apparently VERY close to ginger so you can use it interchangably. And the curry should be red Thai curry not the regular kind... This is delicious! Thank you for the recipe. Please post more!

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