Recipe: Instant Prawn Hot And Sour Soup


If you fancy something warming on a cold day but are short on time, this instant prawn soup is the one for you. The prep can be done in under ten minutes then all you have to do is top it up with hot water and you're good to go. Way better than something you can get in a packet.


For The Powder

  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 6 Kaffir Lime Leaves
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp soft light brown sugar
  • 5 g dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 3 dried birds eye chilli
  • 1 chicken stock cube

For The Soup

  • 1 carrot
  • 1/4 daikon radish
  • 100 g button mushrooms
  • 2 spring onions
  • 12 cooked king prawns
  • 100 ml coconut milk
  • 600 ml water, boiling
  • 2 sprigs coriander

Step 1

Blend The Spices

Throw the lemongrass, lime leaves, ground ginger, garlic powder, sugar, dried mushrooms, chillies and stock cube into the spice grinder attachment of a Compact Food Processor. Blend to a fine powder.

Step 2

Slice The Veggies

Use the thin slicing disc to slice the mushrooms and spring onions. Peel the carrot and the radish. Grate them using the coarse grating disc on a Compact Food Processor.

Step 3

Prep The Soup

Divide all of the veg, the prawns and coconut milk between 2 bowls. Spoon 1 tbsp of the powder into each bowl and toss everything together. Save any remaining powder for even quicker soups in the future.

Step 4

Finish The Soup

Heat the water to a boil in a kettle and pour it over the veg and prawns to fill the bowls. Stir and serve with a sprig of coriander.

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