Prawn Soup

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

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 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

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