Thai Shrimp Noodle Soup

 
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My sister and her family lived in Thailand for about 5 years and I would visit her every chance I got.

Thai cuisine....*swoon*. It  was love at first bite for sure!

Thai cuisine is light, healthy but definitely screaming with flavor. I loved it so much that I even opened a humble food stall during the Christmas season of 2009. The menu was humble, only 3 dishes; Som Tam (Green Papaya Salad), Khao Phad (Thai Fried Rice), Cha Yen (Thai Iced Tea). Now that's an idea for my next posts! 

For the meantime, below is a recipe for Thai Shrimp Noodle soup that I made for  my family during a rainy afternoon.

What's your favorite Thai dish?


Thai Shrimp Noodle Soup

Ingredients

  • 200 ml Coconut Cream
  • 2 1/2 cups Shrimp stock
  • 2 cups Water
  • 200g Rice Noodles, soak in cold water for 20 minutes
  • 1 cup Bean sprouts, washed
  • 6 Lime wedges
  • A bunch of coriander leaves
  • Spring onions, sliced
  • Small red chili peppers (Sili labuyo), sliced
  • Oil, for sautéing
  • 2 stalks Lemongrass, finely chop one stalk and crush the other stalk with the back of a knife
  • 3 small Shallots, finely chopped
  • Ginger, finely julliened
  • 3 dried Kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, cut into small cubes
  • 3 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Shitake mushrooms, sliced of halved depending on size
  • 1/4 kilo Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1-2 Tbsp. good quality Fish sauce, depending on taste
  • 1 14 fl. oz. can of Coconut Milk

Instructions

  1. Saute lemongrass, shallots, ginger, kaffir lime leaves and red bell pepper in some oil for about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and saute for another minute.
  3. Add shrimps and shitake mushrooms. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add coconut milk, cocnut cream, shrimp stock and water. Season with fish sauce, to taste.
  5. Bring to a boil, 5 minutes. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Add rice noodles, and simmer for another 5 minutes. Mix in bean sprouts.
  7. Squeeze a lime over the soup and garnish with coriander leaves, spring onions and sili labuyo.
  8. Serve Family style.