Coconut Shrimp Soup

Total Time
30mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
15 mins

This is posted for the World Tour 2005 event. I'm learning about Australian cuisine, and believe this recipe represents a typical dish, using readily available ingredients. The source is the current Everyday Food magazine. It's slightly modified.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Heat oil in a 3 qrt saucepan over medium-low heat. when the oil is hot, add ginger, garlic, and pepper flakes. Cook for 1 minute, stirring continually. Add carrots, coconut milk and 3 cups water.
  2. Mix cornstarch and 2 tbsp water in a small bowl until smooth, and add to the pot. Bring the liquid to a boil.
  3. Break pasta in half and add to the pot. Return the liquid to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer until pasta is al dente and carrots are tender (about 4 - 5 minutes).
  4. Add shrimp to the pot, and stir until the shrimp is opaque (about a minute). Remove pot from the heat, and stir in lime juice and salt.
  5. Garnish individual servings with scallions.
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5 5

I think it's curious that the poster of this recipe describes it as Australian. To me, it seems it's influence is Thai. Anyway, I have made this following the recipe, which was very good as is, but I wound up altering it to suit my tastes the last couple times I made it. I must stress that the original recipe is delicious but I prefer more flavor. Heres what I have done if anyone's interested. I always use chicken broth instead of water. I also add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar (trust me on this) and a few squirts of fish sauce. At the end, I like to stir in a little torn fresh basil, which gives it a wonderful, bright flavor. Also, I have used chicken instead of shrimp, which is excellent as well.

5 5

This was a delicious comforting food with a strong exotic touch!
Really delicious, we all enjoced it very much.
I just came home form holidays and I had prepare this using what I had at home (including ginger and limes) and substituting the carrots with one red bell pepper (witch I fried just after the ginger and garlic) and I topped all with chives.
Thanks a lot for this fast and tasty dish!

5 5

I made this soup and added fresh parsley, lemon grass,and cooked rice. After I cooked all including shrimp I blended all in blender. I'll use less red pepper flakes next time. Next time I want to try the fresh basil and fish sauce.