Hot & Sour Shrimp Soup


My caveman cooking strength lies in meat, nuts, fruits, and veggies, but I impressed myself with this Asian cooking creation!

You will need a crockpot or a slowcooker for this one.


  • 3 cubes of chicken stock, dissolved in 1.25 litres of near boiling water
  • 500 gms of prawns
  • 2 sticks of lemon grass, crushed and sliced length ways down the center (you won’t be serving the stalk into any of the dishes, I Iike this because the lemon grass flavours are brought out in the stew, but you don’t eat the actual stalk)
  • 1 pack of crab mushrooms (oyster mushrooms or Enokitake – chopped)
  • 1 medium white onion (diced)
  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 1 lime
  • 3 Tbsp thai fish sauce
  • 1 Tbasp sesame oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Handful of coriander
  • 3 Spring onions

photo (1)

Cooking method:

  1. Put the lemongrass, prawns, eggplant, and chicken stock + water into the slow cooker and set it on high for 2 hours
  2. Add all the other ingredients into the slowcooker, and leave it for another two hours
  3. Enjoy!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s