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Prawn & Basil Light Soup

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Prawn and Basil Light Soup

I admit, I made this recipe a year before it’s being posted because this dish was just too good that I wanted to keep the recipe a secret! However, I am loyal to you guys and I want you to lead your best healthy lives! Here is a recipe to this light and delicious soup!

Prawn and Basil Light Soup
Prawn and Basil Light Soup

Prawn & Basil Light Soup

Servings 4 people


  • 300 g king prawns
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 thumb-sized piece ginger
  • Shrimp seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 3 kpakpo shito peppers/scotch bonnet peppers (optional)
  • 500 ml water
  • 8 basil leaves


  • In a blender, add chopped onion, ginger, garlic and a bit of water to blend.
  • Add your mixture to your pot and add your shrimp and shrimp seasoning. Cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Remove your shrimp and put to the side until later. Don't take out the blended onion mixture.
  • Blend tomatoes and peppers and add to your pot with the already blended onion mixture. Add salt to taste and water. Cook for a further 20 minutes.
  • Add prawns back to the mixture and basil leaves. Cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Serve with boiled plantain, fufu or any side of your choice.
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Prawn and Basil Light Soup

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