Shrimp
                & Noodle Soup

Thai Shrimp & Noodle Soup

This is very good.  It has shrimp, noodles, a delicious broth, and a little kick.  It takes a while to make and there are a bunch of ingredients but it's worth the effort.  It's not hard to make just a little time consuming. 



Broth
3
whole cloves
3
green cardamom pods
2
star anise pods
1
3” cinnamon stick
1 tsp
black peppercorns
1 bunch
cilantro
2
medium shallots, roughly chopped
3
garlic cloves, smashed
1
6” piece lemongrass, tough outer layer removed, smashed with a knife
1
2” piece ginger, peeled, sliced ½-inch thick
6 cups chicken broth
1½ tsp
fish sauce

salt & pepper

Flavoring Paste
¼ cup
cashews
1
medium shallot, rough chopped
1
1½”piece lemongrass, tough outer layer removed, chopped
1
½” piece ginger, peeled, chopped
1½ tsp
brown sugar
1½ tsp
shrimp paste with soy bean oil
1 tbl
vegetable oil

Final Stuff
12 oz
ramen noodles, rice noodles, Chinese egg noodles or the noodle of your choice
1 lb
shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 oz
mung bean sprouts
2
green onions, thinly sliced diagonally

fresh basil, cilantro, and/or mint

salt, freshly ground pepper

chili oil and lime wedges (for serving)