Spicy prawn soup

Spicy prawn soup

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(57 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins


Serves 4
A quick and spicy wok-based soup means one pan, zero fuss and supper's on the table in 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal327
  • fat17g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre4g
  • protein16g
  • salt0.97g
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  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 300g bag crunchy stir-fry vegetables
  • 140g shiitake mushroom, sliced
  • 2 tbsp Thai green curry paste
  • 400g can reduced-fat coconut milk
  • 200ml vegetable or fish stock
  • 300g medium straight-to-wok noodle
  • 200g bag large, raw prawn



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…


  1. Heat a wok, add the oil, then stir-fry the veg and mushrooms for 2-3 mins. Take out and set aside, then tip the curry paste into the pan and fry for 1 min.

  2. Pour in the coconut milk and stock. Bring to the boil, drop in the noodles and prawns, then reduce the heat and simmer for 4 mins until the prawns are cooked through. Stir in the veg, then serve.

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Comments (62)

janehawes's picture

I just love this recipe, I use it often, its my comfort food. I always make sure I have coconut milk in the cupboard and raw prawns in the freezer so I am ready for when the mood takes me. I put some chopped coriander on top just before serving, yummy.

luby12's picture

Made this a few weeks ago, found it quite nice but not amazing. It was quite spicy which isn't really my thing so next time I'd use less Thai paste. Also it made more of a sauce than a soup. I'll probally use more stock next time.

notthebestchef's picture

I'm giving this a five star cos it's delicious and quick and satisfying. Perfect mid week/Lazy Saturday night meal. I took advice and added some fish sauce. Will add a touch of lime next time and serve with prawn crackers I think ;))

sassca's picture

This is just delicious. I double the qty of stock otherwise it's more like a stir fry. The best stir fry veg are the ones with peppers and onions in to give a bit of bite. Made it for friends and family and all enjoy.

kiwibird's picture

Yummy. Try frying a little garlic and fresh chilli in oil for no more than 30 seconds (without browning the garlic) before adding the veges. Then, as others have suggested, a little fish sauce and fresh lime juice after it's taken off the heat before serving. Also, a small handful of fresh bean sprouts, sliced spring onion and/or fresh chopped chilli as a garnish works well too.

samsara_beach's picture

Lovely and delicious soup. Add more noodles,make the sauce more thick and you can serve it like a main course! Enjoy it :)))))

gizmorella's picture

Wow. Will defiantly be making this again, it was so yummy and quick to make!

gertpr's picture

I will be trying this recipe tonight and give some feedback tomorrow. Looks yummy

nathanclive's picture

sorry forgot to rate it

nathanclive's picture

will definitely be having this one,
have read all comments so will give it a try.

lacunacoil's picture

Absolutely delicious! I added coriander which worked really well, and maybe next time I will replace the noodles with rice as it seems like the kind of dish that could get away with it. But overall a great soup & my Wife (a BIG fan of Thai food) gave it a huge thumbs up!

kaymendrek's picture

Absolutely gorgeous, all the family loved it, may try it with some chicken as teenage son is not always keen on prawns.

d41d0y's picture

Very quick, easy, tasty and satisfying. Followed the recipe to the letter and enjoyed it immensely.
Will make again!

toskido's picture

Tried this last night - simply amazing! The taste was great, very easy to make. Even my husband is raving about it. Only thing was the liquid soaked up quickly - so I added more fish stock. Also added chilli and ginger for extra 'kick'. Will definately be making it again - and again. Can't wait to share it with my sister.

iamali's picture

can i also add that you can use plain yoghurt instead of the coconut milk

lucyb82's picture

Lovely recipe! I used red paste and added a splash of fish sauce and extra chilli. Can't wait to make again!

jenannor's picture

was the best! so very filling too! yum.
i will definitely be having this again!

abismummy's picture

Only made this for the first time yesterday for a girlie lunch - it was lovely. Would definitely make again. Recommended.

iskona's picture

Fantastic! Loads of flavour, making this tonight for the second time :)

jennygwenda's picture

Great soup, had this portioned up for lunch and was easy and filling


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