Thai Spicy Seafood Soup Recipe Video

Thai spicy seafood or po taek is spicy and delicious seafood soup made with a medley of seafood along with chicken and sea bass cooked with aromatic Thai spices and chilies. The Thai seafood soup is a bit sour along with the hint of sweet basil and the heat of dried chilies. It can be served as an excellent starter.

Summary

Difficulty LevelVery EasyHealth IndexHealthy
Servings2Cuisine
CourseTaste
MethodDish

Ingredients

 Water2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Shrimp50 Gram
 Sea bass50 Gram
 Squid50 Gram
 Mussels50 Gram
 Crab50 Gram (In Shell)
 Kaffir lime5
 Galangal3 (Thin Slices Of Fresh Or Dried)
 Lemongrass stalk1
 Thai fish sauce2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Lime juice2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Sweet basil1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Salt1 Pinch
 Dried red chili1

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 187 Calories from Fat 23

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.5%

Saturated Fat 0.53 g2.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 133 mg

Sodium 1262.5 mg52.6%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.6%

Dietary Fiber 7.1 g28.3%

Sugars 0.5 g

Protein 26 g51.4%

Vitamin A 9.7% Vitamin C 204%

Calcium 15% Iron 18.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Wash, peel and de-vein prawns or shrimp, remove the heads but keep the tails intact.

Bring water or stock to boil in a sauce pan over medium heat then add lemongrass, galangal and lime leaves. Cook until fragrant. Add all the seafood except the shrimp or prawns (DO NOT STIR) and wait until they change color then add the shrimp or prawns. Cook a few more minutes then add the sweet basil leaves, swirl gently and turn off heat.

In a serving bowl, (Do this while waiting for the sauce pan to boil) combine lime juice, chilies and fish sauce. Add the ingredients from the sauce pan when done to the serving bowl. Mix bottom to top and top with the dried red chilies and sprig of sweet basil. The soup should be spicy, sour and salty with aroma of sweet basil and dried red chilies.

Editors Review

There is nothing to beat the rich taste of this seafood delight with a touch of Thai. Fresh shrimps cooked with an array of seafood like crab, mussels, bass and squid make this all the more delicious. Spicy and exotic, you can make it in minutes and gorge on to satiate your seafood craving!
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