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Hot and Sour Prawn Soup

By April 27, 2016May 9th, 2023Recipes

A mouthwatering Hot and Sour Prawn Soup which is jam packed full of flavour and freshness. Asian vegetables like lemongrass, garlic, ginger and coriander with zingy lime and a kick of chilli make this one an absolute winner.

Hot and Sour Prawn Soup

hot and sour prawn soup


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1-2 small red chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely sliced
  • 1 stick lemongrass, bruised and finely sliced
  • 2cm ginger, finely sliced
  • 2 litres chicken, vegetable or fish stock
  • 400g snow peas
  • 600g prawns, peeled
  • 1 bunch baby bok choy
  • 1 bunch coriander, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime


  1. Preheat a large non-stick pan. Add olive oil then onion and cook, stirring for 2-3 minutes or until softened.  Add chillies, ginger, lemongrass and garlic and cook, stirring for 30 seconds.
  2. Add stock, reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add snow peas, bok choy prawns and cook for 1-2 minutes or until prawns are heated through.
  4. Stir in sugar until dissolved and add lime juice. Garnish with coriander.


Sliced chicken breast or cubes of firm tofu may be used instead of prawns.

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