International Cuisine

Yellow Squash Soup

Monday, March 16, 2009


* 1 lb. yellow squash, chopped into 1½ cm square
* 1 tsp. lime juice
* 50 gram dried shrimp, washed and grind coarsely (optional)
* 1 Tbs. fish sauce

* 4 cups light coconut milk (mixed with lots of water)
* 1 cup heavy coconut milk
* 50 gram basil leaves
* Salt to taste

Spice Paste Ingredients:

* 1 tsp. granulated sugar
* 4 red chilies
* ½ tsp. white pepper
* 1 Tbs. ground lemongrass
* ¼ tsp. shrimp paste
* 6 small-sized shallots


* Pour the lime juice over the chopped squash. Let it stand for at least 10 minutes.
* Put the light coconut milk in a heavy stockpot and bring it to a boil. Pour dried shrimp and spice paste (grind all spice ingredients finely).
* Put in the squash into the mixture. Let the squash half-cooked and then pour in the heavy coconut milk. Stir for a few times until cooked.
* Last, put in the fish sauce and salt.
* Before serving, put in the basil

Makes 5-6 servings.