Friday, January 14, 2011

Spicy Shrimp Soup w/Bok Choy and A Video!!!!

Over the past few days the ice and snow have taken over the city. Atlanta completely shut down.


Restaurants, grocery stores, schools, daycare centers; hardly anything was open.

The interstate was entirely white. There were no white, dashed lines separating one lane from another. No HOV lane. Just one enormous white road covered in ice, with vehicles zig-zagging all across it. Every other mile was a stalled car, a vehicle facing the wrong way on the interstate, or an abandoned car followed by lightly snow covered foot trails from its owner, who decided to walk the rest of the way.

My car slid a few times. There were times when I didn't think my poor little car would make it to my destination. But we did!

I wasn't able to drive back home and I have a great connection to a hotel in the city, so I stayed there for 2 1/2 days. Everything was great. Until my phone died, with no phone charger.

Lucky me.

Those 2 1/2 days made me realize that we rely to heavily on our electronics. Without my cell phone or laptop, I felt like I was disconnected from the entire world! But this is the world we live in.

I digress.

Anyways, I was starving by the time I drove home. I was not about to pay for the expensive room service at the hotel I was in, and all nearby restaurants were closed.

So I whipped up a quick soup with the few ingredients I had in the fridge.

It included shrimp, bok choy, and a wonderful curry paste.

It was delicious, and the spiciness of the curry paste warmed me up quickly. I added some sweet thai chili sauce after I plated it (which I did not show in the video). The chili sauce took it to another level.

My mother loved it. I just finished the last bowl and she looks at me and says, "So are you going to make this soup again soon?!"


I'm going to show her this video and she can make it herself. :)

Well is my first cooking video. I have a few technical difficulties and the lighting was horrible, so please bear with me! Sorry if you don't like the music, but I got sick and tired of listening to only my voice. I will try to figure out how to make the music not so annoying next time. Hopefully I will be able to do more videos if I have time and they will begin to improve!

Thanks for watching

Spicy Shrimp Soup w/ Bok Choy

1 pack of white flat rice noodles, (My pack was labeled "My Tho Noodle")
3 tablespoons sesame oil
1-inch piece of ginger, finely chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon curry paste
1 bunch of bok choy, cleaned and chopped
1 quart chicken stock
2-3 teaspoons fish sauce
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/2-1 pound of shrimp
1 lemon or lime, juiced
salt and pepper to taste
cilantro (optional), chopped for garnish

Boil the noodles in salted water for approximately 4-5 minutes. Drain and set aside. You may toss the noodles with a little sesame oil to keep them from sticking.

In a pan, saute ginger, onion, and garlic until onion is soft. Add curry paste and saute for 1 more minute. Add bok choy and cook for 1-2 more minutes.

Add chicken stock, fish sauce, and soy sauce. Stir and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer. Let the soup simmer for about 5 minutes.

Take the soup off the heat and add shrimp. The shrimp should be fully cooked in about 3-4 minutes. Add lemon/lime juice and adjust seasoning. Add salt and pepper if needed.

Add cilantro. Serve with reserved rice noodles and a small spoonful of Sweet Thai Chili Sauce.


  1. Your pictures are fantastic! and that looks delicious!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind comment!

  2. Your soup looks and sounds great! Must be so heartwarming as well.

  3. It's amazing what the snow can do to a city! Thank you for sharing the wonderful recipe. Looks great!

  4. These recipes look sooo good. Definetly going to have to come back your page and try a few.

    Found your blog and your newest follower.

    Hopefully you will stop by mine and follow back :-)

  5. @jen: Yes, it warmed me up nicely!

    @Vicki haley: I was told we are expecting some more snow and ice in the next couple of days. Yikes!!

    @singlemom2008: Thank you, your blog is great!

  6. Mmmmmmm! Looks yummy!

    Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!

  7. What a gorgeous bowl of noodle soup. Beautiful clicks!



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...