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Thai Coconut Soup With Chicken And Shrimp

Thai Coconut Soup With Chicken And Shrimp

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: About 2 quarts


  • 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into
  • bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon Emerilís Original Essence
  • 3 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 (5-inch) piece lemongrass, cut in half lengthwise and crushed with edge of knife (see Tip)
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can coconut milk
  • 1 cup quartered button mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup snow peas
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  • Place the chicken in a small mixing bowl and season with the salt and pepper. Set aside.

  • Season the shrimp in a separate small mixing bowl with Essence and set aside.

  • Combine the chicken broth, fish sauce, ginger, garlic, and lemongrass in a large soup pot or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Add the diced, seasoned chicken, coconut milk, mushrooms, and crushed red pepper. Simmer 10 minutes.

  • Add the seasoned shrimp, snow peas, and lime juice. Simmer an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until the shrimp are pink and cooked through and the chicken is cooked through.

  • Using oven mitts or pot holders, remove from the heat and stir in the chopped cilantro.

  • Remove and discard the lemongrass before serving the soup.

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