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Hot And Sour Shrimp Soup

Courses: Soup
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 lb 227g / 8ozMedium raw shrimp
1 tablespoon 15mlVegetable oil
5 cups 1185mlChicken broth
2   Lemongrass - cut into 2 inch pieces and crushed
  Peel of 1/2 lime
1   Serrano or jalapeno chile - cut in half
1/2 cup 118mlCanned straw mushrooms
2 1/2 tablespoons 37mlFresh lime juice
1 tablespoon 15mlFish sauce - (nuoc mom)
2   Green onions - (including, tops), thinly sliced
2 tablespoons 30mlCoarsely chopped cilantro
1 1/2 tablespoons 22mlCoarsely chopped mint leaves
1   Serrano or jalapeno chile - seeded and slivered

Recipe Instructions

1. Shell the shrimp, rinse the shells and pat them dray. Cut the shrimp in half horizontally and rinse out the sand veins.

2. Place a large pot over high heat until hot. Add the oil, swirling to coat the surface. Add the shrimp shells; cook until they turn pink, about 30 seconds. Add the broth, lemon grass, lime peel, and chile.

3. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain the broth, discarding the seasonings.

4. Return the broth to the pot and heat to simmering. Add the shrimp and straw mushrooms and cook until the shrimp turn pink, about 2 minutes. Stir in the lime juice and fish sauce.

To serve, lade into individual soup bowls.

Garnish with green onion, cilantro, mint leaves and chile.



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