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Do you throw away fresh prawn heads? See what a gorgeous creamy rustic prawn head soup you can make with it!

Prawn Head Soup with Soba Noodles

Course Lunch, Soup, Starter
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 2
Calories per serving 440 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 to 10 raw prawn heads and shells
  • 4,5 oz dry soba noodles (125 g)
  • 4 cups water (960 ml)
  • 1 small fresh tomato chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove chopped
  • ¼ fish bouillon cube
  • small chunk fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • ½ small onion chopped
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp chili powder or chili paste
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Add the fresh ginger (no need to peel it), star anise and chopped garlic and onion to a large casserole. Drizzle with the olive oil.
  2. Do you throw away fresh prawn heads? See what a gorgeous creamy prawn head soup you can make with it!
  3. Place the casserole over medium heat. Gently fry the ingredients for 3 minutes. Then add the prawn heads and shells.

  4. Do you throw away fresh prawn heads? See what a gorgeous creamy prawn head soup you can make with it!
  5. Stir and bake the heads for 2 minutes. Then add the water and fish bouillon.
  6. Do you throw away fresh prawn heads? See what a gorgeous creamy prawn head soup you can make with it!
  7. Also add the tomato, chili powder (or chili paste) and tomato paste.
  8. Do you throw away fresh prawn heads? See what a gorgeous creamy prawn head soup you can make with it!
  9. Bring the prawn soup to a boil. Then turn the heat lower and simmer for 20 minutes. Take the soup off the heat and let it cool down. Then blend or mix the prawn soup until the ingredients are turned into a fine pulp.
  10. Do you throw away fresh prawn heads? See what a gorgeous creamy prawn head soup you can make with it!
  11. Pour the soup through a fine sieve (you can place a cheesecloth in it as well) over another large casserole and stir it until you end up with the shrimp pulp. Press well using the back of a spoon to get as many liquid out of it as possible.
  12. Do you throw away fresh prawn heads? See what a gorgeous creamy prawn head soup you can make with it!
  13. Discard the pulp. Place the sifted soup back over medium heat. Check the seasoning and add extra chili powder or paste and fish bouillon to taste. Once the soup is warm, add the soba noodles and cook them for 3 minutes until tender.
  14. Do you throw away fresh prawn heads? See what a gorgeous creamy prawn head soup you can make with it!
  15. Then scoop the noodles and prawn head soup into large bowls. Serve hot.
  16. Do you throw away fresh prawn heads? See what a gorgeous creamy rustic prawn head soup you can make with it!