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Prawn Soup Recipe

Prawn Soup is a popular Indian Soups and Stews
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On :
Monday, 18 April, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Soups and Stews Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 3.5 based on 100 votes


  • 450 g - large prawns, shelled and de-veined
  • 3 tsp chopped Garlic Cloves
  • 4 tbsp fish sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 Onions - sliced
  • Grated rind of 3 Lemons
  • 4 tbsp Jaggery
  • 2 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 ripe Pineapple - chopped
  • 1 litre fish stock, prepared from the Prawn shells
  • 4 tbsp tamarind, strained after being soaked in water
  • 2 tbsp Bean sprouts
  • 4 Red Chillies - deseeded and chopped
  • To garnish:
  • A handful of chopped Mint
  • Slivers of Spring onion
  • How to Make Prawn Soup:

    1. Combine the prawns, garlic and 2 tbsps of fish sauce. Marinate for 30 minutes. | Heat oil; add onions and lemon rind - soften slightly.
    2. Add jaggery and tomatoes; continue cooking for three minutes.
    3. Stir in pineapple followed by stock, tamarind and remaining 2 tbsps of fish sauce. Simmer for five minutes.
    4. Stir in prawns, bean sprouts and red chillies, and cook for a further few minutes. Re-season.
    5. Serve hot garnished with mint sprigs and spring onion slices.


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