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Thai Shrimp Noodle Soup

I love the exotic flavors in this easy-to-prepare soup. You can find fish sauce in many grocery stores or local Asian markets. A bottle will last a long time in the refrigerator.

Oxmoor House NOVEMBER 2009

  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Total:25 Minutes


  • 8 cups water
  • 3 green onions, minced
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Thai hot chili sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons peeled and very thinly slivered fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
  • 4 packages oriental- or chicken-flavor ramen noodles, slightly broken
  • 8 ounces medium-size shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • Juice and grated zest from 1 lime


1. Bring water to a boil in a soup pot. Add green onions, carrots, fish sauce, chili sauce, garlic, ginger, and basil to pot. Add 2 ramen noodle seasoning packets (if you add all 4 packets, the soup will probably be too salty). Boil 5 minutes.

2. Add shrimp, spinach, mushrooms, and ramen noodles. Cook 5 more minutes. Add lime juice and zest. Stir well and serve.


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