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    This traditional Thai soup is a favorite of Su-Mei Yu, chef and owner of Saffron restaurant in San Diego. Serve it with basmati or Thai jasmine rice. Serrano and de arbol chiles, galangal, lemongrass, cilantro roots, kaffir-lime leaves, and nam pla can be found in Asian markets and specialty-food stores.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 6 dried de arbol chiles
    • 4 cups Su Mei's Chicken Stock
    • 1 half-inch piece galangal or 1-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced and lightly crushed
    • 3 stalks lemongrass, green parts and hard outer layers removed, sliced in half lengthwise, and lightly bruised
    • 3 cilantro roots or 10 stems, rinsed well
    • 6 kaffir-lime leaves, torn, or zest of 1 lime, removed with a peeler in strips and julienned
    • 5 to 6 fresh bird or serrano chiles, lightly crushed, or more to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or more to taste
    • 2 tablespoons nam pla
    • 1 fifteen-ounce can straw mushrooms, rinsed and patted dry, or 1 cup fresh oyster mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
    • 1 tablespoon Roasted Chiles in Oil
    • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
    • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 280 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 5 g 8%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 4.19%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 143 mg 47.64%
    • Sodium: 1223 mg 50.97%
    • Calcium: 136 mg 13.59%
    • Potassium: 427 mg 12.19%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 10.04%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 33 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 21.69%
    • Sugar: 4 g
    • Protein: 23 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 470.83%
    • Vitamin C 115.59%
    • Vitamin D 0.57%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables5
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total3 oz-eq

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