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Thai prawn soup

  • Contributed by World Recipes Y-Group
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  • Serves 4 to 6



  1. Wash, shell (save the shells) and de-vein prawns.
  2. Heat oil in large soup pot and saute shells until they turn pink.
  3. Add hot water, salt, lemon grass or rind, citrus leaves and whole chilies.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Strain stock, return to a boil, add prawns and mushrooms (about a minute after the prawns) and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until prawns are cooked.
  6. Remove from heat and add fish sauce, lemon juice, cilantro leaves, green onions and the tomato.
  7. Suggested serving: spoon desired amount of cooked rice into individual serving bowls and ladle hot soup over rice.