Shrimp hot sour soup

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 500 gms - Shrimps, shelled and deveined (save the shells and tails for later use)
  • 1 tsp rock salt
  • 1 cup - cold water
  • 2 stalks lemon grass
  • 1-inch ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 6 small mushrooms, chopped
  • 8-10 sprigs of coriander leaves
  • 3 Jalapeno chillies
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1.5 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 Limes

How to Make Shrimp hot sour soup

  • In a small bowl, place the salt, shrimps and cold water. Toss to dissolve the salt. Refrigerate for half an hour.
  • Measure 1/4 cup of the peeled lemongrass and cut into 2 inch pieces. Set aside.
  • Chop the peeled ginger into 1 tbsp and set aside.
  • Chop the stems off the coriander leaves and cut the leaves and set aside.
  • Deseed the chillies and cut into thin pieces. Set aside.
  • Cut the peel (being careful to take the skin and not the rind).
  • Set aside four 1.5 inch by 1 inch sections for each of four bowls.
  • Cut the limes in half and squeeze to take out 3 tbsp juice.
  • Make shrimp stock by using the soaking water and the shells and tails.
  • Cook for 6-8 minutes over medium heat until stock turns reddish.
  • Strain the stock over a large bowl, pressing the shells to remove all the water.
  • In a large pot, combine the shrimps, shrimp stock and chicken broth.
  • Add the chopped lemongrass, the ginger and the fish sauce. Boil for sometime.
  • Add the mushrooms, shrimp, and lime juice. Cook until shrimp turns pink for about 4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add lime juice.
  • Add the chopped chillies and coriander leaves and keep stirring till thick.
  • Serve hot in individual bowls.