Hot and Sour Thai Prawn Soup

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Thai Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 400 g - medium prawns
  • 1 tsp - roughly chopped garlic
  • 3 - dried or fresh kaffir lime leaves
  • 4 - red chillies
  • 1 stalk - lemon grass, thick base only, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp - roughly chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 - spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 - red chilli, extra finely chopped
  • 6 tbsp - fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp - lime juice
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 6 cups - water
  • 1/2 tsp - salt

How to Make Hot and Sour Thai Prawn Soup

  • Peel and devein prawns.
  • Reserve heads and shells.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and, when very hot, add the prawn shells and heads.
  • Cook over high heat until they turn pink.
  • Add the water, garlic, salt, lime leaves, chillies and lemon grass.
  • Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer and cook, uncovered for 15 minutes.
  • Strain the stock into a clean pan through a double thickness of paper towel placed in a sieve.
  • Add prawns and bring mixture to a simmer.
  • Continue cooking until prawns have turned pink, this will only take a few minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add coriander, spring onion, chilli, fish sauce and lime juice.
  • Serve at once.