Lemongrass Shrimp & Coconut Soup

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by Sara on May 8, 2010

 

 

I’m a huge fan of soups! I think I can have soup for breakfast, lunch & dinner..also for snack too. I even eat soup regularly in the summertime which my family & friends think is quite strange. But I don’t give a hoot what they think…just kidding! Soups not only taste good, they are also good for you too, you can make a healthy meal which consists of Soup & Salad. For this Lemongrass Shrimp Coconut Soup  has all of the intricate  Thai flavors like Sour, Salty & Sweet.  I used a store bought organic chicken broth, infused the broth with Lemongrass, Kaffir lime leaves, Thai Basil & Yellow Onions & Garlic. I added Red Thai Chillies for heat and freshly squeezed Lime juice for the sourness. You can use as much or as little amount of Red Chillies & Lime juice. I used fish sauce which is essential flavoring & canned Coconut Milk which gave the soup its  creaminess &  its sweet component. I used one teaspoon of fresh Turmeric for color. Fresh Turmeric can be found online or any Asian or Indian Markets.  For the bright yellow color in the soup I added fresh turmeric, which I crushed in my mortar & pestle.  I also added Shrimp, Baby Bok Choy, Straw Mushrooms, Baby Portobellos & Julienned Carrots. You can also add Broccoli & Snowpeas, well any vegetable that your heart desires or whatever you have in your refrigerator. Try this soup recipe, who cares if its getting warmer out, you can still enjoy a nice bowl of soup!!!

 

 

 

 



 

 

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Nadia May 8, 2010 at 2:17 pm

A really gorgeous soup! Wow, you used fresh turmeric. Looks really yummy.

Sara May 8, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Thanks Nadia! lol I know turmeric doesnt belong in this soup…but I had it at home, so I thought I’ll use it for color!

citronetvanille May 8, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Oh my goodness! this is so beautiful, those photos are incredible! I adore those types of fragrant thai soups! simply gorgeous!

Sara May 8, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Thanks Silvia! I love lemongrass soups too!!

No Onion Please May 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Looks absolutely delicious! I think I’ll have some problems with getting fresh turmeric, but it looks so mouthwatering that I have to go to search. I’ve never used it before.

marla {family fresh cooking} May 8, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Oh does this soup look amazing. So does your gorgeous, bright photography. I agree, even though it is getting warmer outside I would still enjoy a bowl of this coconut, shrimp soup! xo

Sara May 9, 2010 at 12:33 am

Thank you so much, Marla!

Debs May 9, 2010 at 7:58 am

Like you, I could have soup anytime of day or year. Soups such as yours are exceptionally good in summer months as they actually cool you down.

Photos are amazing too. One of these days I’ll finally learn to present & photograph food this good too LOL.

I want some of this soup now, yum.

Sara May 10, 2010 at 2:29 am

Thanks Deb!!! Your pics look great…I took a peak at your site!! :)

eclectic gourmet May 10, 2010 at 1:18 pm

this soup looks so goood!

Sara May 10, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Thanks Sweets!!! :)

liz@zested May 10, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Wow, I look at a lot of food blogs but the colors and flavors on your site are really unique! I’ll definitely be back.

Sara May 11, 2010 at 1:01 am

Thank you, Liz! You have an Awesome blog too!!!

Susan @ SGCC May 20, 2010 at 12:15 am

This soup is perfection! I’m a huge fan of Thai flavors, especially coconut milk and lemongrass. Gorgeous photos too!

Sara May 20, 2010 at 12:31 am

thanks…one of my favorite too! I love the intricate Thai flavors!

Kathy Olson October 29, 2011 at 2:49 pm

My hubby and I made this last night and it was one of the best soups that I’ve ever had. I went to the Asian market for some of the ingredients but I grow Kaffir lime trees and lemongrass. Wow…I had never used fresh Turmeric before and it was lovely. Thanks so much.

Dwight April 28, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I love this!! It turned out just like the pics and the flavor is amazing!
Thank you

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