Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thai shrimp soup

The last few weekends we switched for fish and sea food, since we have time to go to the market and buy fresh fish there. So today I got shrimps and made a very nice Thai soup. And it actually smelled like Thai, cause other times I tried some recipes and even though they were nice it didn't smell authentic. Well this time it was great! :)


350 gr shrimps, peeled
1.5 liter fish stock
4 lemon grass stalks, chopped into 2 cm pieces
3 limes
2 chilly peppers
2 cm piece fresh ginger, finely chopped
6 coriander stalks with leaves
1 tbsp rice vinegar
3 tbsp oyster sauce
2-3 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped

1. Pour the stock in a large pot and bring to the boil.
2. With a vegetable peeler peel off 3-4 strips of lime rind. Squeeze the limes and reserve the juice.
3. Add the lemon grass, lime rind, chillies, ginger and coriander stalks to the stock and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Remove the lime ring from the pot.
4. Add the shrimps, vinegar, oyster sauce and half of the lime juice. Simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Remove the coriander stalks from the pot and discard.
6. Taste the broth and add more lime juice if necessary. Serve with some extra coriander.


mia xara said...

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pandora said...

Τι ωραία και παράξενα φαγητά είναι αυτά Κατερινάκι μου!!! Μα που τα βρίσκεις???!!! Πολύ καλοκαιρινό και δροσερό ακούγεται!

Elena said...

What an amazing idea !!!!!!! love the fresh coriander !!!!!xxx