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Shrimp and Coconut Milk Soup

Shrimp and Coconut Milk Soup

  • Serves 4
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 7 hours on low (slow cooker)

Nutrition facts

Per serving: Calories 332, Protein 23 g, Fat 17 g, Carbohydrates 23 g, Fibre 2 g, Iron 4 mg, Calcium 97 mg, Sodium 494 mg
Who doesn’t love coconut milk in Asian-inspired soups? Here’s a homemade version with shrimp, vermicelli and delicate flavours that will instantly transport your tastebuds to exotic lands!

Ingredients

  • Carotte
    2 carrots, chopped
  • Bouillon de poulet
    750 ml (3 cups) chicken stock
  • Lait de coco
    1 can (400 ml) coconut milk
  • Crevettes
    1 bag (350 g) medium shrimp, thawed and drained
  • Vermicelle de riz
    100 g (3½ oz) rice vermicelli

Also needed

  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) ginger, minced
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) garlic, minced

Optional

  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) lime juice
  • A few leaves of fresh cilantro

Preparation

  1. In the slow cooker, mix the carrots, stock, coconut milk, ginger, garlic, and lime juice, if desired.
  2. Cover and cook for 6 hours and 30 minutes to 7 hours and 30 minutes on low.
  3. Add the shrimp to the slow cooker and cook for another 30 minutes.
  4. When ready to serve, soak the rice vermicelli according to the package directions. Drain.
  5. Add the vermicelli to the soup.
  6. Divide the soup into bowls. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Side dish idea

Crispy Sesame Wonton Chips

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Brush 12 wonton wrappers with 1 beaten egg white. Sprinkle the wrappers with 45 ml (3 tbsp) of sesame seeds and press to ensure they adhere well. Cut each wrapper diagonally. Brush with 30 ml (2 tbsp) of olive oil and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 180°C (350°F), until golden-brown.



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