Thai-Inspired Coconut Curry Shrimp Soup


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Hey food enthusiasts, get ready for a burst of Thai flavors with this Thai-Inspired Coconut Curry Shrimp Soup! This fusion dish combines the aromatic spices of Thai curry with the creamy richness of coconut milk and succulent shrimp, creating a bowl of comfort that's perfect for any occasion. With a harmonious blend of lemongrass, ginger, garlic, and chili, each spoonful is a journey to the bustling streets of Thailand. Let's dive in and warm your soul with this delicious fusion creation!


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 can (14 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, bruised and cut into pieces
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • Cooked rice or noodles, for serving (optional)

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the minced garlic and grated ginger, and cook for another 2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the Thai red curry paste to the pot and cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes to toast the spices.
  4. Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth and coconut milk, stirring to combine.
  5. Add the bruised lemongrass stalk, kaffir lime leaves (if using), fish sauce, and brown sugar to the pot. Bring the soup to a simmer and let it cook for 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Stir in the thinly sliced red bell pepper and sliced mushrooms, and let them cook in the soup for 5 minutes until softened.
  7. Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the pot, and let them cook for 3-4 minutes until pink and cooked through.
  8. Squeeze in the juice of 1 lime to brighten the flavors of the soup.
  9. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with more fish sauce, sugar, or lime juice if needed.
  10. Serve the Thai-Inspired Coconut Curry Shrimp Soup hot, garnished with fresh cilantro leaves for an extra burst of flavor.
  11. Enjoy your comforting bowl of Coconut Curry Shrimp Soup, a delicious fusion of Thai spices and creamy coconut milk that will transport you to the vibrant streets of Thailand with every spoonful!
With its rich and fragrant broth, tender shrimp, and vibrant array of spices and herbs, this Thai-Inspired Coconut Curry Shrimp Soup is sure to become a new favorite in your soup rotation. Whether you serve it as a comforting meal on its own or ladle it over cooked rice or noodles for a heartier dish, this fusion creation is guaranteed to warm your soul and satisfy your cravings. So grab a bowl and slurp away!
Just whipped up this soup and it's a flavor explosion! 🍤🥥It's surprisingly easy to make! Can't wait to warm up with another bowl of this deliciousness.