Spicy Thai-Style Shrimp Soup
Why This Recipe Works
To get the right balance of hot, salty, sweet, and sour elements in our Thai-style shrimp soup, we substituted easy-to-find jalapeño peppers for traditional bird’s eye chiles. Saltiness came via fish sauce. The Thai-style shrimp soup recipe’s sourness authentically comes from a combination of lemon grass and kaffir lime leaves, which we replaced with lime juice added to the soup at the last minute. Plain white sugar, a substitute for palm sugar, helped balance the chile heat, fish sauce saltiness, and sourness.