How to make Shrimp And Coriander Soup -

Delicious shrimp soup flavoured with fresh coriander leaves

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Best of Chinese Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Shrimps (श्रिंप/ छोटे झींगे), Fresh Coriander

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Soups

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Shrimp And Coriander Soup

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Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
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Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Shrimp And Coriander Soup Recipe

  • Shrimps peeled and halved lengthways 8 medium

  • Fresh Coriander chopped 1/4 cup

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Garlic chopped 2-3 cloves

  • Leek cut into thin strips 1 inch piece

  • Celery cut into thin strips 1 stalk

  • Green chilli seeded, thin strips 1

  • Fish stock 6 cups

  • White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • MSG 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Mix the cornflour in half a cup of water. Heat the oil in a pan, add the ginger and garlic and stir-fry for one minute. Add the leek, celery and green chilli juliennes and continue to stir-fry for half a minute.

Step 2

Add the fish stock and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, add the white pepper powder, MSG and salt to taste. Simmer for four to five minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Add the shrimps and cook for a minute, stirring gently. Stir in the cornflour mixture and continue to cook for a minute more.

Step 4

Add the fresh coriander. Simmer the soup for half a minute and stir in the lemon juice and serve piping hot.

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