Spicy Shrimp Soup with Lemongrass Recipe

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A classic Thai seafood soup. Quick and easy to prepare, it's the most popular soup in Thailand. The lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves are for flavor only, and shouldn't be eaten.

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Servings: 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Devein shrimp; leave tails on for color, if desired. Bring water to a boil. Add lemongrass and straw mushrooms; immediately reduce heat to medium-low. Add shrimp and cook for 3 minutes; stir in fish sauce and lime juice. Sprinkle with green onions, Chinese parsley, red chile peppers, if desired. Serve hot. Garnish with Chinese parsley sprigs.
  2. Note: Fresh mushrooms can be substituted for the canned mushrooms, but add at end of cooking time.
  3. Idea: Spicy Thai Vegetable Soup can be prepared by substituting tofu and mixed vegetables for the shrimp. Use 1/2 teaspoon of salt instead of the fish sauce.
  4. *The amount of fish sauce used in the recipe depends on the brand selected and personal taste.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 338g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 54  
Calories from Fat 7 13%
Total Fat 0.84g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.14g 1%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 922mg 38%
Potassium 146mg 4%
Total Carbs 4.41g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 5%
Sugars 0.78g 1%
Protein 8.11g 13%
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