From The Galley: Providence Rhode Island Medicine Soup

Legendary Providence Rhode Island Medicine Soup

INGREDIENTS:

Broth

  • 6 whole cloves
  • 6 green cardamom pods
  • 4 star anise pods
  • 3 dried chiles de árbol
  • 2 3-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 3 medium shallots, halved through root ends
  • 5 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 6-inch pieces lemongrass, tough outer layer removed, lightly smashed
  • 1 4-inch piece ginger, peeled, sliced ½-inch thick
  • 12 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper

Paste

  • ½ cup cashews
  • 1 medium shallot, chopped
  • 1 Fresno chile, chopped
  • 1 3-inch piece lemongrass, tough outer layer removed, finely chopped
  • 1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon shrimp paste with bean oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Assembly

  • 4 12-ounce packages ramen noodles
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 ounces mung bean sprouts
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced on a diagonal
  • Fresh tender herbs (such as Thai basil, cilantro, and/or mint)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Chili oil and lime wedges (for serving)

PREPARATION:

Broth

Toast cloves, cardamom, star anise, chiles, cinnamon, and peppercorns in a large pot over medium heat, tossing often, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add cilantro, shallots, garlic, lemongrass, ginger, broth, and fish sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until flavors meld, 1–1 ½ hours. Strain into a large bowl, pressing on solids. Return broth to pot; season with salt and pepper.

Paste

Pulse cashews in a food processor until very finely ground. Add shallot, chile, lemongrass, ginger, brown sugar, and shrimp paste; process until smooth. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium and cook paste, stirring, until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes.

Assembly

Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain; rinse under cold water. Bring broth to a simmer, add shrimp, and cook until cooked through, about 2 minutes. Divide noodles among bowls. Add 2 Tbsp. paste to each and ladle broth over; stir to incorporate paste. Top with shrimp, sprouts, scallions, and herbs; season with pepper. Serve with chili oil and lime wedges alongside.

Coastal dining at it's best, spice things up in your beach house kitchen with this great recipe. Legendary Providence Rhode Island Medicine Soup recipe is in the galley at Our Boat House today.

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Legendary Providence Rhode Island Medicine Soup

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