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Spicy Prawn Soup

Yield 1 3/4 quarts (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced shallot
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh lemon grass
  • 1 tablespoon julienne-cut peeled gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon seeded, julienne-cut fresh green chile
  • 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, and halved lengthwise
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup thinly sliced fresh mushroom
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili oil
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 72
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fat 1.8 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 0.4 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 10.5 g
  • carbohydrate 4 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 370 mg
  • calcium 37 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place a large nonstick skillet over high heat until hot. Add first 5 ingredients; sauté 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove mixture from skillet; set aside.

  2. Coat skillet with cooking spray; add vegetable oil, and place over medium-high heat until hot. Add shrimp; sauté 3 minutes or until done. Set aside.

  3. Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add shallot mixture; reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add mushroom; simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in shrimp, lime juice, and next 2 ingredients. Sprinkle with basil.