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Lemongrass Shrimp Soup

Per Serving

Lemongrass Shrimp Soup

Makes: 8
Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories 65
Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1.1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 3 g
Fiber 0 g
Sugars 1 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Sodium 460 mg
Protein 9 g
Choices: Lean meat 1, Fat 0.5
  • Makes: 8
  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minute


6 cups low-fat, reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 stalks fresh lemongrass
Grated zest of 1 lime
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 cup 1 cup "lite" coconut milk
1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 Tbsp. minced cilantro
1 red chili, minced


  1. Heat the chicken broth in a large saucepot over medium-high heat. Remove any outer dried leaves of each stalk of lemongrass. Cut three pieces from the bottom of each stalk into 2-inch lengths. Discard the upper two thirds of each stalk.
  2. Add the lemongrass pieces and lime zest to the chicken broth. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the broth, and return the broth to the saucepot. Add the lime juice and coconut milk. Add the shrimp, and simmer on medium heat for 4 minutes until shrimp is cooked through.
  3. Garnish each bowl with some of the cilantro and red chili.

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