Monday, April 21, 2014

Coconut, Shrimp and Okra Soup (Dairy, Gluten and MSG Free)

I love this soup.  It has such a fresh taste, a hint of heat and includes one of my favourite vegetables, okra.  Okra is an excellent source of vitamin C and K.  Okra also has a lot of fiber and folate, making it a great pregnancy food as well.  (No I am not pregnant!)
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 4 cups water
  • sea salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes (could use canned tomatoes as well)
  • 1 diced bell pepper
  • 1 minced jalapeno pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 cups diced okra
  • 1 lime juiced or 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 -2 cups cooked shrimp
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  1. In a large pot saute onions in olive oil until soft (3-5 minutes.)  Add garlic and curry, continue to saute for another minute.
  2. Add water, salt, pepper, tomatoes, bell pepper, jalapeno pepper and okra.  Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15-20 minutes.  
  3. Add lime juice, coconut milk, shrimp and cilantro.  Simmer for anther 5 minutes.

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