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Coconut Curry Lentil Soup with Spicy Shrimp


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  • 12 shrimp
  • Pinch of cumin
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • Pinch of curry powder
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Sriracha, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red lentils
  • 1/3 cup green lentils
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 (15-ounce) can coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon red curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon curry paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon tomato paste
  • Scallions for garnish


Servings 4
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 30mins
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Step 1

Peel and clean shrimp, marinate in pinches of cumin, turmeric, curry powder, cayenne, Sriracha, salt, pepper, and extra-virgin olive oil.

Rinse green and red lentils, set aside.

Toast turmeric, cumin, curry powder and ginger in small saute pan over low heat.

In a large saute pan, saute onions and carrots in 2 tablespoons of butter until onion is slightly translucent, then add garlic. Cook for 2 minutes. Deglaze the pan with 1 cup. chicken stock.

Add toasted spices, coconut milk, curry paste, tomato paste, lentils and simmer over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes. Heat a grill pan to medium high heat, cook shrimp 3 minutes each side. Spoon soup into bowls, place 3 shrimp tail up in the middle of each bowl, garnish with scallions.

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