Hot & Sour Seafood Soup (Thai) Recipe

Step 1

Combine shrimp shells with stock, chilies, salt, lime, zest, lime leaves and lemongrass stalks in heavy non-aluminum pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 to 20 minutes. Strain. Return liquid to pot and place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Add shrimp and scallops and cook for 1 minute. Stir in fish sauce and juice of limes. Add chopped cilantro, slivered red chili and shiitake slices, and green onions. Stir and pour into a tureen or ladle into individual bowls.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Source unknown.

Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; February 10 1992.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2lb Small fresh shrimp shelled
  • -(shells reserved) and
  • -deveined
  • 2qt Chicken stock
  • 2 Green Serrano chilies,
  • -seeded and chopped
  • 1ts Salt
  • Zest of one lime
  • 4 Kaffir lime leaves
  • 3 Lemon grass stalks, cut
  • -into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2lb Scallops
  • 2tb Fish sauce
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 3 To 4 tablespoons fresh
  • -cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Red Serrano chili, seeded
  • -and slivered
  • 6 Shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 Green onions, sliced
  • -julienne

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