The Best Thai Coconut Soup

The Best Thai Coconut Soup

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Authentic, bold, and delicious Thai flavors make this soup irresistible! This is the best Thai coconut soup I've had. You won't be disappointed with this one! Serve over steamed rice.

Servings per recipe: 8
Calories per serving: 368
Preparation time: 35m
Total cooking time: 1h 5m


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 stalk lemon grass, minced
  • 2 teaspoons red curry paste
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 3 (13.5 ounce) cans coconut milk
  • 1/2 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 pound medium shrimp - peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • 1   Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir the ginger, lemongrass, and curry paste in the heated oil for 1 minute. Slowly pour the chicken broth over the mixture, stirring continually. Stir in the fish sauce and brown sugar; simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk and mushrooms; cook and stir until the mushrooms are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the shrimp; cook until no longer translucent about 5 minutes. Stir in the lime juice; season with salt; garnish with cilantro.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 32.9g 51%
    Saturated Fat 28.0g  
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 579mg 23%
Potassium 451mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 8.9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 13.2g 26%
Sugars 2g  
Vitamin A 199IU  
Vitamin C 5mg  
Calcium 50mg  
Iron 7mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 5mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 94mg  
Folate 28mcg