Thai Coconut Prawn Soup

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"This soup is Thai inspired, lots of prawns, veggies and spices. Plan on making this a day ahead, as the flavours are much more piquant and satisfying."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (395.5 g)
  • Calories 478.8
  • Total Fat - 32.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 23.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 184.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1048 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 27.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.2 g
  • Sugars - 10 g
  • Protein - 24.8 g
  • Calcium - 148.5 mg
  • Iron - 5.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 43.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Heat butter in a large pot over medium heat.

Step 2

Add onions, red pepper, celery and garlic.

Step 3

Cook and stir until vegetables begin to soften, about 4 minutes.

Step 4

Stir in sweet potatoes, ginger, cumin, coriander, curry powder and cinnamon.

Step 5

Cook and stir for 30 seconds.

Step 6

Add broth, coconut milk, salt & pepper.

Step 7

Bring soup to a boil.

Step 8

Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes, just until sweet potatoes are tender.

Step 9

At this point you can either puree 1/2 the soup or leave it as is.

Step 10

Stir in cilantro, basil, peanut butter, brown sugar and lime juice.

Step 11

Mix well; add prawns and heat for about 2 more minutes, just until prawns are heated through.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I love Tai food so no surprise that I loved this awesome soup, all my favorite vegetables and spices, add in coconut milk and shrimp made for a soup that more than impressed. So good I have assured ingredients to simmer up another pot for my freezer stash. So happy I found the containers with screw on lids that has soups and stews come from the freezer tasting as good as freshly made!

review by:
(22 Jan 2017)


I was making this for just me so I cut the recipe down accordingly and I have to say I had one delicious bowl of soup in front of me. Good thing I made enough for two, because I had the rest the next day. I really loved the mix of spices together!

review by:
(12 Aug 2015)