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Shrimp and Lentil Soup

Shrimp and Lentil Soup

a bit spicy soup.. I found a combination of lentil and shrimp in Sri Lanka's cuisine, however I never found any recipe, and I tried my way..













Low in Saturated Fat, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free


600 millilitres water
200 grams shrimp
5 each parsley stems
5 grams tamarind
3 teaspoons shrimp paste
Thai, seasoned, not fermented shrimp
2 each garlic cloves
minced or pressed
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
2 tablespoons lentils, yellow
½ teaspoon pepperoni
½ teaspoon tarragon leaves
1 teaspoon sunflower oil
more if needed
1 x salt and black pepper


1 - Prepare shrimps. Toss shells, heads, and tails into a small pot, pour in 300 ml of water, add parsley stems and tamarind pulp, simmer for 15 minutes. Start cooking rice or noodles. 2 - Find a medium pot. Pour in 300 ml of water. Rinse lentil under running water, add lentil to this pot together with shrimp paste, coriander, garlic and pepperoni. Sprinkle some salt. Simmer for about 15 minutes. 3 - Strain shrimp stock when ready, and pour it into a pot with lentil. Add water to 600 ml if needed. Add tarragon, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. 4 - At the end of cooking fry shrimps in sunflower oil for ca. 2 minutes. 5 - Take your beautiful plates or bowls, put in some rice or noodles, pour in a portion of the soup, and top with shrimps fresh from the skillet. Garnish with fresh parsley leaves, cilantro leaves and lemon slices if you got them.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 over 5 years ago

Looks and sounds divine. Never think of shrimp and lentil being cooked together. This recipe sounds like a winning dish. Will have to give it a try!

I just tested the combination of lentil and shrimp, and it seemed to be very interesting. I think it's a good idea to cook something like Shrimp and Lentil Sauce with Vegetables over Rice or Noodles. A recipe to think it over. I would like you to do it if you want. It will be a killer recipe. :)

Warsaw, Poland
 over 5 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 407g (14.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 13324% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 195mg 65%
Sodium 238mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 43g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 7% Iron 19%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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