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Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Soups)

Shrimp Soup Recipe

(Canh Tom Vo Vien)

Ingredients : Serves 4

3

1/4 teaspoon

2 cups

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

4 cups

Spring onions (scallions), finely sliced

Salt, to taste

White Chinese cabbage, finely shredded

Nuoc cham sauce

Shrimp paste

Fish or chicken stock

Method :
  • Bring the stock to boil.

  • Add nuoc cham sauce.

  • Take half teaspoons of the shrimp paste, using an oiled teaspoon and drop them into simmering stock.

  • When cooked they will turn opaque and rise to the top.

  • Add cabbage, bring back to boil.

  • Cover and leave for 5 minutes or until cabbage is tender.

  • Sprinkle spring onions on top and remove from heat at once.

  • Cover and leave for 1 minute, then serve.

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