Soup Recipes: Warm up with these soups, stews, chowders, and chilis

Winter has arrived in earnest; it's the long, bitter, double-up-on-socks cold of January and February. These are the months for soup, and Stir It Up! has the perfect collection of soup, stew, chowder, and chili recipes.

Coconut curry shrimp soup

Kitchen Report
Coconut curry shrimp soup with the bright flavors of lemongrass and a squeeze of lime.

By Kendra NordinKitchen Report 
Serves 4

1 13.5-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
1-1/2 cups chicken broth
1-1/2 cup shitake mushrooms, sliced
3 tablespoons lemongrass, diced*
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1/2 serrano chili, sliced into rounds
1 teaspoon Thai curry paste
3/4 cup cooked shrimp
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions, for garnish
1 tablespoon sliced basil, for garnish
Freshly squeezed lime juice, to garnish

*Some supermarkets sell diced lemongrass in tubes in the produce section.

1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large sauce pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 10 minutes to ensure flavors blend.

2. Add shrimp and cook an additional 3-5 minutes to cook through.

3. Ladle into bowls, garnish with green onions, basil, and a squeeze of fresh lime. 

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