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Vegetable Soup With Prawns

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup cut carrots in small pieces
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
1 cup cut tomato in small pieces
1 cup cut zucchini in small pieces
4 cups chicken broth

Shrimp or Prawns:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 garlic clove -- thinly sliced
12 medium uncooked prawns or shrimp -- shelled, cleaned
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
(or 1 tbspn dried basil)
1 red bell pepper -- thinly sliced
Juice of 1 lemon
Freshly-ground black pepper -- to taste
12 coriander leaves -- for garnish

To make the soup: In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the oil. Then add the vegetables, stir, and cook for 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth, and simmer for 5 minutes.

To make the shrimp: In a frying pan over medium-high heat, warm the oil. Then add the garlic, prawns or shrimp, basil, red pepper, lemon juice, and pepper. Stir-fry for 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are cooked.

Place 3 shrimp and some of the basil and peppers on one side of a larger serving plate. Garnish with coriander leaves. Pour the soup into a small cup or mug and place the soup on the serving plate next to the shrimp.

This recipe yields 4 servings.


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