Quick, Easy, Healthy Shrimp & Coconut Thai Soup

 

I went to a Thai restaurant a few days ago with a bunch of friends.  As I watched them wolf down piles of pad Thai, I had a serious case of entree envy.

Even though I stuck my usual Tom Kha Gai soup (I was still on my soup cleanse) this was a new Thai spot we were trying and my soup seemed very watered down… It didn’t have the usual creamy coconut and distinct Thai flavors I’m used to getting.

I love Thai food, but usually stick to soups in general. That’s because Thai dishes tend to have hundreds of unwanted calories, inflammatory fats, tons of allergens (hello peanuts and wheat) and other processed ingredients that comes with it.

Since I was doing my Soup Detox, I decided to use my superfood soup making method to recreate a healthy Thai Soup instead. It ended up being amazingly delicious. Soooo good!

 

Thai Soup Christina Carlyle

 

This Thai Soup Is SO good

 

If you love Thai food I think you’re going to LOVE it!

I made this soup again for my family to see what they thought and everyone loved it…. Even my Dad who is a meat and potatoes kind of guy and my sister who hates seafood.

If you’re craving guilt-free Thai inspired comfort food that’s delicious, healthy, light and filling, then this Thai Soup is for you.

 

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Why this Thai Soup is a must-try recipe

 

My version Thai Soup is so satisfying, good and good for you! 

It tastes a lot like the classic Tom Kha Gai (Chicken-Coconut Soup with Ginger and Lemongrass). But instead of chicken, I used fresh, wild-caught shrimp instead.

Most creamy soups are loaded with hidden sugars, calories and saturated fat.  But, my recipe is creamy, low glycemic, organic, and dairy free!

My Thai Soup is a nutritional powerhouse loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium, and Manganese.  It’s very low in sugar and has brain-healthy plant-based fats, too.

Beyond its nutritional praise, it’s pretty dang tasty, if I do say so myself.

Take a stroll down the International foods aisle of your grocery store… to grab the goodies you’ll need.

This Thai Soup is a good recipe to try with family!  It’s SO good they won’t even know it’s healthy. 😉

 

 

Thai Soup Recipe

Ingredients

Organic Ingredients Recommended
Printable version of this recipe is below

  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 1-Inch Piece Ginger, grated and minced
  • 2 Stalks Lemongrass, minced (sub 2 tbsp. lemongrass paste)
  • 1 Scallion, diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, cut into equal sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp. Red Curry Paste
  • 1 13.5-oz Can Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 1 Lime, the juice and zest
  • 1 cup of Water
  • 8 oz Shrimp (wild caught, not farm raised)
  • ¼ cup Cilantro, diced
  • NOTE:  You can use chicken or beef in place of the shrimp.

 

Thai Soup Ingredients

 

This is what I used.  My veggies are organic.  I couldn’t find organic red pepper paste.  This was the only lemongrass in my grocery store, too.

Preparation

  • Wash, dry and prep the produce.
  • In a medium pot, heat 2 tablespoons of oil on medium-high until hot.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, minced lemongrass, scallion, and bell pepper.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened.
  • Next, add as much of the red curry paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until fragrant. (It smells amazing!)
  • After a few minutes, add the coconut milk, lime zest, and 1 cup of water to the pot.
  • Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until thoroughly combined.
  • You’re aiming for a slow simmer as boiling the soup, may make the coconut milk separate.
  • Add the shrimp, cilantro and the juice from your zested lime.
  • Cook until the shrimp are pink and cooked through. Salt and pepper to taste (optional). Garnish with some scallions and the remaining cilantro and lime wedges. Enjoy!
  • FYI This makes 2 servings.

 

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THAI SOUP RECIPE

My Coconut Shrimp Thai Soup is a nutritional powerhouse loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium, and Manganese. It’s very low in sugar and has brain-healthy plant-based fats, too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: thai
Keyword: Coconut Milk, Shrimp, soup
Servings: 2
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Christina Carlyle

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 1- Inch Piece Ginger grated and minced
  • 2 Stalks Lemongrass minced (sub 2 tbsp. lemongrass paste)
  • 1 Scallion diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper cut into equal sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp. Red Curry Paste
  • 1 13.5- oz Can Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 1 Lime the juice and zest
  • 1 cup of Water
  • 8 oz Shrimp wild caught, not farm raised
  • ¼ cup Cilantro diced
  • NOTE: You can use chicken or beef in place of the shrimp.

Instructions

  • Wash, dry and prep the produce.
  • In a medium pot, heat 2 tablespoons of oil on medium-high until hot.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, minced lemongrass, scallion and bell pepper.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened.
  • Next, add as much of the red curry paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until fragrant. (It smells amazing!)
  • After a few minutes, add the coconut milk, lime zest, and 1 cup of water to the pot.
  • Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until thoroughly combined.
  • You’re aiming for a slow simmer as boiling the soup, may make the coconut milk separate.
  • Add the shrimp, cilantro and the juice from your zested lime.
  • Cook until the shrimp are pink and cooked through. Salt and pepper to taste (optional). Garnish with some scallions and the remaining cilantro and lime wedges. Enjoy!