This was so good that I would put it in the comfort food category.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir chicken stock, water, bay leaves, fish sauce, shrimp bouillon, soy sauce, chicken bouillon, Chinese five-spice powder, garlic powder, and onion powder together in a stockpot; bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Add carrots, celery, red bell pepper, and onion; bring stock to a simmer and cook until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes.

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  • Add spaghetti to the stockpot; cook until tender yet firm to the bite, about 5 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Add shrimp, spinach, white wine, ginger, lemongrass, sesame oil, black pepper, and cayenne pepper; stir. Turn heat below stockpot off and let soup sit as the residual heat cooks the shrimp until they are firm and the vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

If lemongrass isn't available, you can substitute the juice of 1/2 lemon and 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest.

Some fried wonton strips would add a nice crunchy topping.

Nutrition Facts

316 calories; protein 25.7g 51% DV; carbohydrates 37.1g 12% DV; fat 6g 9% DV; cholesterol 178.3mg 59% DV; sodium 1833.1mg 73% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2015
I didn't have all ingredients but was still good. Didn't have wine or lemongrass. These probably would have added more flavor and wasn't sure how family would like it. They did so next time will make as recipe says. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/16/2015
I made this as written, and while not bad, the spices overpowered the broth. I had never heard of using Chinese Five Spice in a soup before and that may have been the reason for my rating. Interesting recipe, however I would not make again. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
10/16/2015
I made this as written, and while not bad, the spices overpowered the broth. I had never heard of using Chinese Five Spice in a soup before and that may have been the reason for my rating. Interesting recipe, however I would not make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2014
Loved this recipe! The aroma coming from my kitchen was amazing! Very easy to make and full of delicious flavors! If you're not a fan of shrimp chicken can easily be substituted or even made with tofu. Would highly recommend giving it a try & we will be enjoying it again real soon!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2015
I didn't have all ingredients but was still good. Didn't have wine or lemongrass. These probably would have added more flavor and wasn't sure how family would like it. They did so next time will make as recipe says. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2015
This is wonderful! Used 2 boneless chicken breasts instead of shrimp Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2015
We don't eat celery and I couldn't find lemongrass but stuck to recipe otherwise. It was not awful but my husband needed to add a lot of soy and cayenne to feel that it tasted okay. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2014
Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to make it!!! It's the best soup I've ever had!!! And the best part about it was it came straight from the chef herself!! Read More
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