Recipe for Tamarind Shrimp Soup


This soup is fairly sweet and it needs to be served immediately after making it.
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2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 lb of shrimp
1 lb of tomato (cut into wedges)
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
5 cups of water
1/2 cup of pineapple
1/2 cup of taro stem or celery
2 cup of bean sprout
1/2 of straw mushroom

2 tablespoons of fish sauce
2 teaspoons of sugar
1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped
1/4 cup of cilantro leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons of rice paddy herb
1/4 cup of green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons of tamarind
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt


In a sauce pan, heat oil and add garlic. Wait until garlic is brown, add tomato. Stir for a few minutes until tomato is softened. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.

In a separate pan, bring 5 cups of water to a boil. Pour tomato sauce into the boiling water. Add pineapple, mushrooms, tamarind, salt, sugar, and fish sauce. Bring it to a boil, add shrimps, bean sprouts, and taro stems.
Bring it to a boil, then add green onions, mint, cilantro, and rice paddy herbs.

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