This is a recipe I saw on Ashley's blog a while back and it looked really interesting. I didn't have any grits in the house which is what she used so I tried to use Polenta. I do NOT suggest Polenta for this. It was ok, but I think would have been a lot better with any of her 3 suggestions (grits, rice, or quinoa). Next time I make it I think I will try quinoa instead. The soup was good though, just shouldn't have put it on Polenta - that's what I get for trying to modify!
Coconut Shrimp Soup
From: Ashley's Cooking Adventures
1 lb Shrimp, cleaned and thawed
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp red chili flakes
1/2 cup coconut milk
juice of 2 limes
4 Tbsp cilantro, minced
4 servings of prepared grits, rice, or quinoa (if desired)
1. Cook Grits, rice, or quinoa as directed.
2. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and saute until softened, about 5 minutes.
3. Add in shrimp, tomatoes, and coconut milk and raise the heat up to high. Shake in red chili flakes and stir. Bring to a simmer for 3 minutes
4. Plate grits or other grain of choice in a bowl. drizzle lime juice over the top of the shrimp soup and pour over the grits. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.