Friday, 15 June 2012

Salmon And Prawn Soup With Red Onion And Shrimp Paste

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You'll either love it or hate it.  The frenchman say's it's too fishy for his delicate French nose but I simply adore shrimp.  This is one opportunity to catch up on omega fatty acids that I am not going to let pass by.  Besides salmon on prawn guarantees a quick and a tasty meal.  

This is one steamy goodness that you'll look forward to after a hard day of work at the end of the week.  A well deserved home cooked meal.

This is another milk, egg, wheat, gluten and soy free meal.  Always triple check labels.


2 teaspoons rapeseed oil
3 large garlic cloves, chopped finely
1 large red onion, sliced
2 salmon fillets, cut into thick chunks
2 fresh tomatoes, diced
1 x 400g tinned tomatoes
1 - 2 tablespoons shrimp paste
2 tablespoons Waitrose Thai Mix (a blend of lemongrass, garlic, coriander and chilli)
200g raw king prawns
3 spring onions, chopped
1 tablespoon of fresh coriander
Salt to taste


1. Heat the oil in a pot.  Add garlic and onions and saute until softened.
2. Add salmon pieces and cook over high heat to seal the edges.
3. Add tomatoes.  If you have plenty of tomatoes at home, then skip the can and add another 2 or 3 fresh tomatoes.
3. Add 400ml of water and bring to boil.
4. Stir in the shrimp paste and Thai Mix.  A tablespoon can be plenty so always taste before you add more.
5. Allow to cook for 10 minutes then add the prawns.  Cook for a further 5 minutes or until the prawns have changed to a pink colour.
6. Add spring onions and serve with fresh corriander.
7. Season with salt if desired.

This is great as a starter or as a main over a bed of sticky rice.  I sometimes add dill and lemon juice to enhance the flavour.  It is friday so use what you've fot left in the fridge.  Best of all, we didn't use any stock for this recipe, so it's relatively low in salt.

If you have kidney disease and have a fluid restriction to adhere to, then remember, you must count the liquid part of this soup as part of your fluid allowance.  

Purple Tip - Skip the salt and add extra coriander, dill and lemon juice to boost flavour.

Lovely readers, what's your favourite way to prepare fish and prawn soup?  I love hearing from you!