Hot and Sour Prawn Soup
Hot and Sour Prawn Soup



  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 1 chopped red chilli
  • 1 litre veg stock
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Thai fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 based lemongrass stalk
  • 1 sliced red pepper
  • 250g peeled king prawns
  • 200g pak choi
  • 350g egg noodles
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • ½ bunch of chopped spring onions
  • Mix the garlic, tamarind paste and almost all the chilli in a large saucepan and cook for 2 mins. Add the stock and slowly bring to a simmer. Stir in the fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar and lemongrass and simmer for 7 mins. Add the red pepper and cook for 5 mins more.
  • Chop the pak choi and add to the pot with the prawns and noodles. Simmer for about 10 mins, then season with the lime juice and serve sprinkled with the spring onions and remaining chilli.
30 mins
4 serving

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