Friday, March 23, 2012

Coconut Shrimp Soup

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.



Ashley's Cooking Adventures said...

Yum, I forgot about this recipe!! :)

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