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  • Serves: 6 Servings

Spicy Seafood Soup

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Category: Seafood, Soups

 Ingredients List

  • Stephen Ceideburg
  • 1 lb Medium shrimp
  • 1 tb Vegetable oil
  • 2 qt Fish stock
  • 3 Fresh lemon grass stalks,
  • -coarsely chopped
  • Grated zest from 1 lime
  • 6 To 8 kaffir lime leaves
  • 10 sl Unpeeled fresh, galangal
  • 2 Fresh Serrano chiles,
  • -stemmed, seeded, and
  • -chopped
  • 24 md Mussels or clams in shells
  • 2 tb Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tb Fish sauce
  • 3 tb Chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tb Slivered fresh red hot chile
  • 1/4 c Chopped green onion
  • Salt
  • Thin lime slices for garnish
  • Fresh lime or other citrus
  • -leaves and blossoms for
  • -garnish


Peel and devein the shrimp; cover and refrigerate the shrimp and reserve
the shells.

Heat the oil in a soup pot or large, heavy saucepan over high heat. Add the
shrimp shells and saute until the shells turn bright pink. Add the stock or
diluted broth, lemon grass or zest lime zest and leaves, galangal or
ginger, and chiles. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and
simmer for 25 minutes. Strain the broth through a fine sieve into a clean
soup pot. (At this point, the soup can be poured into a container and
refriger- ated, uncovered, until cool, then tightly covered and stored for
up to 3 days. Slowly reheat before proceeding.)

Bring the strained soup to a boil over high heat. Add the mussels or clams,
cover, and cook until the shells open, about 2 minutes. Remove the mussels
or clams and break off and discard the top shell. Return the mussels or
clams on the half shell to the broth. Add the shrimp and cook until the
shrimp turn opaque, about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, stir in the
lime juice, fish sauce, cilantro, slivered chile, green onion, and salt to
taste; simmer about 1 minute. Ladle into preheated soup bowls, garnish with
lime slices, leaves, and blossoms, and serve imme- diately.

Serves 6 as a soup course, or 3 or 4 as a main dish.

From "James McNair's Soups" (Chronicle Books, San Francisco). Posted by
Stephen Ceideburg

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