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Shrimp Pho

January 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Easy, Fresh herbs, Healthy, International Food, Seafood, Soul Food, soup

While other people crave chocolate, fast food or other types of sinful dishes when they are sick or stressed out, mine is definitely Vietnamese food – specifically cold rolls and pho. I love the light and fresh flavours that leave you feeling full and happy. I usually order it from my favourite restaurant in town, the Asian Wok, but tonight I decided it was time to learn to make my own – especially with finances being strict with the new house and being sick and not wanting to be out in public…. So I made the dive and made my own shrimp pho.

  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp dehydrated chives
  • 1/4 of a white onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of shelled shrimp
  • Rice noodles (I used 1/3 of a pack – you can add more or less)

In a large pot, bring to a very light boil the stock, fish sauce, ginger, garlic, lemon juice, chives and onions (also the shrimp if they haven’t been cooked – if they have, leave them out until the end). Let this combination simmer for 10 minutes then add your rice noodles until they are nice and soft (usually 3-5 minutes).

Dish out your pho and top with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime or lemon and add some sweet thai chilli sauce if you like heat. Sit down and enjoy the comfort.

If you are looking for a great dish to pair the pho with, try my shrimp cold/fresh rolls.

Enjoy my BS’ers!

Carlene

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