Soup with Shrimp Balls and Lime Recipe

Soup with Shrimp Balls and Lime Recipes

Ingredients :

Shrimp balls -


12 oz fresh shrimp, shelled and deveined

1 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp peanut oil

3 tbsp finely chopped pork fat

1 egg white

1/4 tsp salt

pinch of sugar

a grinding or two of pepper


Soup -


3 tbsp fresh lime juice

1 tbsp soy sauce

4 minced shallots

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

2 tbsp whole cilantro leaves

2 scallions, finely sliced

6 cup fish stock or clam juice and water

1 quarter-sized slice of ginger, peeled

3 tbsp fish sauce

Method :

Shrimp balls - Process the shrimp, fish sauce, peanut oil, and pork fat to a paste in the food processor or electric blender. Do not overprocess. Remove to a bowl, and stir in the remaining ingredients. Form into small balls, wetting your hands will help keep the mixture from sticking. Set aside in the refrigerator.

Soup - In a soup tureen put the lime juice, soy sauce, shallots, jalapeno, cilantro and scallion. Bring the fish stock, or clam juice and water to a boil, drop in the ginger, and simmer for 1 minute. Carefully drop the shrimp balls into the simmering broth. When they become opaque, pour the soup into the tureen and serve immediately.

Serves 6

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