I haven’t been feeling too hot these days and unfortunately it is not the weather. Something has upset my stomach since Saturday evening and I am still not feeling 100%. I haven’t had this before and it really annoys me because it takes away my cooking mood. How can you think of food if your stomach is screaming louder? So no cooking or experimenting for me till everything calmed down.
Lucky me I’ve already made some pictures for this delish zucchini soup I made way back. It is super simple but sooo good.
All you need is some raw shrimps and 1 or 2 zucchinis. And to finish it off some coriander and some spring onion.
I always keep a bag of frozen headless raw shrimp in my freezer so I have it at hand every time I need it. For this soup I only needed a couple, but you can use a much or as little as you want.
In a pot I boiled some water and normally I would season the water, but not this time. The seasoning is in the shrimp and as I don’t know how the water would taste I’d rather wait till the shrimp is in. First the shrimp shells went in. Then after boiling for a couple of minutes I’d removed the shells. Make sure you keep the water. It’s ok to skip this step, because the shrimps will give you plenty of flavor, but I like to use a much as I can and this just takes little effort.
I put the shrimp paste in a big serving spoon and submerged it in the boiling water. I used my chopsticks to break them apart, but a fork will do the trick as well. I want to break it down in big/small junks of shrimp.After boiling the shrimps for a while I seasoned the soup with some salt and pepper. I chopped some zucchini and added that to the broth. I didn’t peal the zucchini because I like the contrast in color. But I noticed that if your zucchini is slightly old it is better to peal the skin off first. It tent to be slightly bitter.
I cooked everything till the zucchini was soft and at the every end I added some chopped coriander and spring onion.
This is exactly the way my mom makes this soup and it is soo good with some simple white rice.
Ps: whoever is allergic for seafood can substitute the shrimp for chicken or even pork. It will taste awesome as well.