Vietnamese Shrimp Soup

Vietnamese Shrimp Soup

I used tiger prawns, which were delicious but almost too large.  Medium sized shrimp should be perfect.  The picture shows my friend Brennan’s salad rolls which were delicious.

Serves 4

  • 1 lb. shrimp, unpeeled
  • 1 6-8 inch piece of lemongrass
  • 2 pieces of fresh ginger, peeled, about one inch long
  • 4 C. chicken stock
  • 1 Thai chili pepper, crushed
  • 1 T. fresh lime juice
  • 1 T. fish sauce
  • 4 oz. Napa cabbage, shredded

Peel the shrimp and put their shells in a saucepan with the lemongrass, ginger, and chicken stock.  Simmer for 10 minutes.  Strain and return the liquid to the saucepan.  Add the lime juice, chili, and fish sauce.  At this point you can keep the broth warm until you are ready to eat.  Toss the shrimp in the broth and simmer for just 4-5 minutes.  Divide the cabbage into bowls and ladle the soup right on top of it.  Serve immediately.


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I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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1 Response to Vietnamese Shrimp Soup

  1. I love this kick you’re on! Looks great.

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