Red Amaranth Soup (Red Shen Choy)

Red Amaranth Soup (Red Shen Choy)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 30.8
  • Total Fat: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 28.7 mg
  • Sodium: 272.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    4 cups Red Amaranth Leaves (Yin Choy)

    Marinate for the Shrimp
    4 oz Shrimp, raw
    1 tbsp Garlic
    1 dash Sea Salt
    1/8 tsp Pepper, white

    For the Pot of soup
    3 tsp Garlic
    1 tbsp Roland Fish Sauce
    1 Green Onions chopped
    5 cups (8 fl oz) Water, tap


To prepare the Chinese Red Spinach (Red Shen Choy), cut the leaves in 1 1/2 inch pieces. Cut the stalk into smaller pieces. Rinse and wash, then set aside.
Peel and de-vein the shrimp. Add minced garlic into the shrimp, add a pinch of sea salt and some white pepper. Mince it until it becomes a paste texture (I use a mini food processor and pulse until it is paste).
In a pan, add cooking spray and 1 tbsp minced garlic. Sauté for 40 seconds, add the shrimp. Cook on medium heat until shrimp turns pink.
Remove from heat and add 5 cups water. Heat pan to a simmer, add in 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1/8 tsp add 3/4 tsp sugar, 1 tbsp fish Sauce or to taste. Add some white or black pepper and the Red Shen Choy. Add 1 chopped Green Onion. Give it a quick mix and remove from heat. (cook until stems are tender). The leaves will give the soup a nice red color.

Serving Size: Make 6 cups

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HARRIETANN.

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