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Thai Spicy Seafood Soup

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Learning to cook Thai Spicy Seafood Soup is easy if you know the proper way to add the ingredients. Now you can learn to cook this dish at home using the online video.
  Water/Chicken stock 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Shrimp/Prawn 50 Gram
  Sea bass 50 Gram, skinned and cleaned
  Squid 50 Gram, cut into 2 cm pieces
  Mussels 50 Gram, cleaned (In Their Shell)
  Shell crab 50 Gram, cleaned
  Kaffir leaves 5 , torn
  Galangal slice 3 (Fresh Or Dried)
  Lemongrass stalk 1 , cut into 1 - 2 inch pieces
  Thai fish sauce 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Lime juice 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Sweet basil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Green chilies 3
  Red birds eye chilies 3
  Dried red chili 1 , fried slightly and cut into ½ inch pieces

Wash, peel and de-vein prawns or shrimp, remove the heads but keep the tails intact.

Bring water or stock to boil in a sauce pan over medium heat then add lemongrass, galangal and lime leaves, Cook until fragrant.

Add all the seafood except the shrimp or prawns (DO NOT STIR) and wait until they change color then add the shrimp or prawns.

Cook a few more minutes then add the sweet basil leaves, swirl gently and turn off heat.

In a serving bowl, (Do this while waiting for the sauce pan to boil) combine lime juice, chilies and fish sauce.

Add the ingredients from the sauce pan when done to the serving bowl. Mix bottom to top and top with the dried red chilies and sprig of sweet basil.

The soup should be spicy, sour and salty with aroma of sweet basil and dried red chilies.

If you would like to learn how to cook Thai food from Thai Chef Chanrat Karatna at his Thai cooking school in Chiang Mai Thailand, contact us at All Thailand Experiences.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
In the online video you will be taught by Thai Chef Chanrat Karatna, nickname Air, and his staff not only how to cook Thai Spicy Seafood Soup but about the ingredients at his cooking school Air's Thai Culinary Kitchen. Copy the recipe below then watch the cooking Thai Spicy Seafood Soup video and take notes.
Thai Spicy Seafood Soup

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shantihhh's picture
Nice recipe for Po Taek seems similiar to our fav Tom Yum Talay! Shanti/Mary-Anne
allthai's picture
Hi Shanti and Mary-Anne, Thank you for your comment. "Tom Yam" is a different recipe and tastes different. This recipe is for "Po Taek" For tom yam you need to add chopped coriander (cilantro) leaves, mushrooms and pea eggplant. Kind regards, Randy
foodpsychologist's picture
your spicy seafood soup tastes too good. Could you please suggest if I could use anything else in place of galangal and sweet basil leaves, as i may not get them in my local markets. Is sweet basil different from basil?
bahuja2001's picture
Hi allthai, Thanks for salty and savory delicious seafood soup. It is really yummy and mouth watering recipe.
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