Dinner Tonight: Spiced Shrimp Soup Recipe
Dinner Tonight: Spiced Shrimp Soup Recipe
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 30 min
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    I'll be honest and admit that, at first glance, this soup from Epicurious looks pretty dull. The dominant color is white, with only a few pink shrimp peeking through the surface—but this isn't just any old broth. The shells of the shrimp are removed, but not discarded. Instead they're simmered with lemongrass, cilantro, and water, making for a truly fragrant base. The addition of lime and fish sauce adds a bit of balance and a lot of complexity. You could add just about anything to it and it'd probably taste great. In fact, my one issue with this soup is that there isn't much in the bowl besides shrimp. Nothing tastes off or bad, but I'd imagine some tofu, noodles, or rice would help bulk it out. In the end I just grabbed some bread and started dipping into the broth. That's probably not the authentic way to enjoy this soup, but it's too good to let any go to waste.

    Ingredients

    • 4 stalks fresh lemongrass, tough outer leaves discarded, ends trimmed
    • 1 pound shrimp, shells removed and set aside
    • 6 cups water
    • 1/4 cup cilantro roots, well rinsed
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1-inch cube fresh ginger, cut into fine strips
    • 1/4 cup Asian fish sauce
    • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
    • 1 small red or green Thai chili or serrano, stemmed, seeded, and sliced thinly
    • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, chopped
    • 1 red chili, thinly sliced (optional)

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 299 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 12 g 18.79%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 10.2%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 74 mg 24.75%
    • Sodium: 1904 mg 79.33%
    • Calcium: 74 mg 7.38%
    • Potassium: 637 mg 18.2%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 1.63%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 34 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 6.98%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 14 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 34.03%
    • Vitamin C 38.66%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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