Thai Shrimp Chowder

15 minutes

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Thai Shrimp Chowder

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
2 Small Leeks, trimmed & julienned (whites only)
1 Lemon Grass Stalk, trimmed & chopped
2 Tablespoons Ginger, minced
1 Teaspoon Garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Thai Curry Paste (or chili with garlic)
1 Can (14 Ounces) Diced Tomatoes
1 1/2 Cups Fish Stock or Chicken Stock
1  Can (14 Ounces) Coconut Milk
1/4  Cup Lite Soy Sauce
1/2 Pound Mexican White Shrimp, peeled & split
Cilantro, chopped
Juice of One Lime 
Prepared Jasmine Rice

Preparation

1. Prepare the vegetables as described above.

2. Heat the oil in a 4-5 quart soup pot.

3. Sauté the leeks, ginger, lemon grass and garlic for 2-3 minutes.

4. Add the sugar and chili paste and cook for 1 minute.

5. Add the tomatoes, stock, coconut milk and soy sauce and bring to a boil.

6. Reduce the heat and add shrimp. Cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes.

7. Remove the lid and add the chopped cilantro. Drizzle with lime juice. Serve over jasmine rice.