Authentic Thai Coconut Soup

Authentic Thai Coconut Soup 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!!

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 25 mins

    TOTAL : 40 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Boil the shrimp until cooked, about one minute. Drain shrimp, and set aside.

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  • 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.

  • To serve, reheat shrimp in the soup, and ladle into serving bowls. Garnish with green onion and red pepper flakes.

Per Serving: 314 calories; protein 15.3g; carbohydrates 17.2g; fat 21.6g; cholesterol 86.3mg; sodium 522.6mg.