Shrimp and scallops are excellent for quick meals, since they take just minutes to cook perfectly.
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One 14-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
One 8-ounce bottle clam juice
1 jalapeño, seeded and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
1 tablespoon green Thai curry paste
Pinch of sugar
3/4 pound shelled and deveined medium shrimp
1/2 pound sea scallops, quartered
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped mint
1/4 cup chopped basil
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Lime wedges and steamed rice, for serving
How to Make It
In a large pot, combine the coconut milk with the clam juice, sliced jalapeño, fish sauce, curry paste, sugar and 1/4 cup of water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 2 minutes. Add the shrimp, scallops and scallions and cook until the shrimp and scallops are just white throughout, about 2 minutes. Stir the mint, basil and cilantro into the soup and serve with lime wedges and steamed rice.
Pair with a tangy Austrian Grüner Veltliner.
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