This is one of my old posts, but I had to clean the dust and renew it again - just can't leave such a tasty soup recipe on a side. I am not at all seafood, spicy food or soup fan. But this dish - the exception.
It started when I was looking online to impress my former boyfriend, who loved seafood. And by chance I discovered niamniam blog. The author has kindly agreed to share photograph and recipe. Original link is in lithuanian. There is a translation:
- 2 onions cut into small cubes;
- 2 tsp. freshly grated ginger root;
- grated zest from 1 lemon;
- 1 or 2 picy (without seed) chili pepper;
- 2 tbsp. olive oil (or butter cube);
- 1 - 1.5 litter of vegetable broth;
- a small handful of pasta (any small pieces;
- 200 ml. coconut milk (also called coconut cream - sold in cans or in paper packages);
- spring onion;
- 150-200 gr. shelled tiger shrimp;
- fresh coriander leaves.
Heat oil or butter in a pan, add the onion, chili, ginger and lemon zest, and stir fry for about 1-2 minutes. Pour in the broth , add the pasta, cover and cook on low heat (Time depends on how long you need to almost cook pasta - it is always written on a bag. So wait for everything to boil and then usually for 5-7 minutes more). Add shrimp, stir in coconut milk, chopped green onions and cook for about 2-3 minutes (just as long as warmed shrimp). If the soup is slightly thick, add a little more water. Season with a little salt;
Added to the soup pan sprinkle with ground pepper, chopped fresh coriander leaves (cilantro adds a special flavor and spicy, so they do not spare), and season with a splash of lemon juice.
You will have 2 big or 4 small portions of very tasty asian soup. Yammy...