Coconut Shrimp Soup

I had some cans of coconut milk in my pantry that needed some attention, so I started experimenting around with them these past few weeks.

After seeing coconut milk used in a soup on Chopped, I decided that was going to be my experiment.

I had some cabbage that also needed to be used and thought a soup based off of that with some shrimp added in would make for a great weeknight dinner.

I used what I had on hand and ended up with a really great soup!  One that Scott seemed to love and wants more of in the future.  I love when that happens.

Andrea’s Coconut Shrimp Soup

  • 3/4lb Raw, Deveined Shrimp (or about 18 shrimp of 23/count size), Shell and Tail Removed
  • 1/2 Medium Sized Cabbage, finely sliced
  • 2 Large Carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 Clove Garlic, grated
  • 1/2C Coconut Milk (Full Fat Please, from a can)
  • 6C Chicken Stock
  • 1tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2TBSP Chili Garlic Sauce
  • 1/4tsp Tumeric
  • Juice and Zest of Half a Lime
  • Olive Oil for Sauteeing
  • 5-6 Green Onions, chopped

In a large soup pot, add in about 1/2TBSP of olive oil and heat over medium heat.  Add in the carrot and cabbage and saute until the cabbage starts to cook and become translucent.  About 10-15 minutes.

Add in the grated garlic and sautee for about a minute.

Add in the chicken stock, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, and tumeric.  Stir and bring mixture up to a simmer.

Simmer soup for about 15 minutes to let the cabbage cook down a little further and to cook the carrots.

Add in the coconut milk, and green onions, and stir.  Then add in the shrimp and stir.  Cook for about another five minutes or until shrimp are pink, curled, and cooked fully.

Add in the lime zest, and lime juice, and stir.

Spoon soup into bowls, serve, and enjoy!


Makes enough for three large servings.

Cilantro would be a great addition to this soup but I didn’t happen to have any one hand.  Next time though!

This soup was flavorful and very filling.  The tumeric gives it a lovely color and a slightly floral flavor.  The lime brightens everything up!

Next time I make this, I do think that I’ll add in more shrimp and a little more coconut milk.  This was my first time playing around with coconut milk in soup so I didn’t want to over do it.  We love shrimp and can never have too much.

I’m already thinking about what other things I can add to this soup and when I’ll be able to get more coconut milk!

Have fun guys and remember, always play with your food!  Enjoy!

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