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Matt Sinclair's Thai coconut soup with prawns

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  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Wheat free
  • High in protein

This easy prawn soup takes just 15 minutes to cook and is a delicious combination of coconut milk, ginger, lemongrass and chilli with a squeeze of lime juice.

  • Serves6
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
A bowl of Thai Coconut Soup with Prawns, garnished with flat leaf parsley


  • 2 x 400ml cans coconut cream
  • 1L salt-reduced chicken stock
  • 2 stems lemongrass, halved, bruised
  • 2.5cm-piece ginger, peeled, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 birdseye chillies, halved lengthways
  • 1 bunch coriander, leaves picked, roots reserved and bruised
  • 5 lime leaves
  • 1kg raw prawns, peeled leaving tails intact, deveined
  • 100g oyster mushrooms, torn, or button mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 tbs fish sauce
  • 1 tbs lime juice
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Thinly sliced long red chilli, to serve (optional)

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  1. Step 1

    Bring the coconut cream and stock to the boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add lemongrass, ginger, birdseye chilli and reserved coriander roots. Tear 4 lime leaves and add to the pan. Reduce heat to low and simmer gently for 10 mins.
  2. Step 2

    Add prawns and mushroom to the pan. Simmer for 2-3 mins or until prawns change colour. Remove from heat.
  3. Step 3

    Stir in the fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and salt. Taste and add more fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and salt if needed.
  4. Step 4

    Finely shred remaining lime leaf. Remove lemongrass from soup and discard. Divide soup among serving bowls. Sprinkle with shredded lime leaf, coriander leaves and chilli, if using.

Nutrition Information


Energy: 1320kJ/316 Cals (15%) 

Protein:  15g (30%)

Fat: 25g (36%) 

Sat fat:  21g (88%) 

Carb: 8g (3%) 

Sugar: 6g (7%) 

Fibre: 2g (7%) 

Sodium: 1720mg (86%)