Green asparagus and shrimp soup

Some soup for today. Soup with shrimp and asparagus. Something different. Soups are always regarding and this one will not be different. Let’s go to the kitchen.


Some vegetable or chicken stock
Some green asparagus
½ chopped onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
Some peeled shrimp
Some vegetable oil
1 tablespoon corn starch
1 tablespoon fish sauce
Salt to taste, if needed
Some freshly ground black pepper
Some cilantro

First we will heat the stock. Cut the asparagus in pieces. When it is boiling, we will add the asparagus. We will cook them for some minutes and then we will reserve them. If you use the whole asparagus, including the hard ends, you will have to cook them for a longer time. Bear that in mind.
The next thing will be to heat some oil in a wok. When it is hot, add the onion and the ginger. Cook for a couple of minutes. Then we will add the asparagus and the shrimp. One minute later, add the stock. Let it cook for five minutes.
In the meantime we will mix the corn starch with some water. Mix well and add to the wok. Stir well.
We will go on cooking for some minutes. Finally, add the fish sauce and pepper. Add some salt to taste and add the last touch, the cilantro.
Serve hot. Enjoy!