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Spicy mixed vegetable soup with prawns recipe

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Spicy mixed vegetable soup with prawns recipe

     (Gaeng liang goong)


   This is a simple and healthy dish to make. The sauce is a mix of water and vegetables which makes it taste completely different from all the coconut milk curries.


    1 cup (4 oz) prawns – washed peeled and deveined

    2 cups (16 fl oz) chicken stock or water

    1 cup (31/2 oz) pumpkin – cut into bite pieces

    6 baby corn – each cut into 3

    1/2 cup (2 oz) straw mushrooms – cut in 1/2

    2 courgettes



    2 tablespoons coriander root – chopped

    3 tablespoons shallots – chopped

    3 tablespoons garlic – chopped

    1 big, red chilli – chopped

    1/2 oz young green peppercorns

    3 tablespoons ground dried shrimps

    1 tablespoon white peppercorn

    1 cup (3 fl oz) water



Put all the ingredients for the paste into a blender and blend until smooth. Once it is smooth put the paste into a pan along with the chicken stock and bring to the boil. Add the pumpkin and babycorn and cook for 2 minute. Then add the mushrooms and courgettes and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Add the lemon basil and fish sauce followed by the prawns and cook for 2 minutes. Serve.


Serve 4 as part of a Thai meal

Preparation and cooking time : 20 minute

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