Thai Coconut Soup

Thai Coconut SoupRecipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Fonda Shaia
Seed the chiles if you prefer a milder soup.


Makes 7 cups

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes


4 cups chicken broth
1 (15-ounce) can coconut milk
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
1 to 2 serrano or jalapeño chiles, sliced
1 stalk lemon grass, cut into 1-inch pieces (optional)
2 to 3 kaffir lime leaves (optional)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 pound peeled and deveined shrimp or 1 (12-ounce) package extra-firm tofu, cubed
1/2 (8-ounce) package sliced cremini or baby bella mushrooms
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves


Combine first 5 ingredients and, if desired, lemon grass and kaffir lime leaves in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in lime juice. Add shrimp, and simmer 10 more minutes. Discard ginger and lemon grass. Stir in sliced mushrooms and cilantro.