Coconut Green Curry Soup with Shrimp

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Aurelia and I have had sore throats and stuffy noses all week. I knew I needed a brothy soup for dinner to ease my poor head and fill my tummy. A quick stop at the store and less than a half an hour to cook at home, this soup saved the day. I think it would be even more wonderful with twice the curry and a jalapeno or red chili pepper chopped finely and added to the mix, but, I kept it mild for my tender throat and in hopes that Aurelia would eat it. Not only did she eat it, but she picked most of the shrimp and mushrooms out of my bowl and drank the broth straight from her own. That’s my girl.

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Coconut Green Curry Soup with Shrimp
Adapted from Allrecipes

Ingredients:
1 Tbs coconut oil
2 Tbs minced ginger
2 tsp green curry paste
4 cups chicken broth
3 Tbs fish sauce
3 cups coconut milk (or 1-2 cans coconut milk)
4 mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 carrots, peeled or 1 cup baby carrots, thinly sliced
2 green onions, whites and greens chopped separately
1 bunch bok choy, whites and greens chopped separately
1 pound medium shrimp – peeled and de-veined
juice from 2 limes
1/2 tsp salt
1 bunch cilantro, chopped

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Instructions:
Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the ginger, curry paste, carrots, mushrooms, and the white parts of the onions and bok choy. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5-7 minutes. Slowly pour in the chicken broth and fish sauce; simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk, cilantro, and green parts of the onions and bok choy. Cook and stir until the greens are wilted, about 5 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook until they are pink and no longer translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the lime juice, taste and season with salt, and serve.

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