Green Malabar Spinach & Shrimp Soup

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September 11, 2019

Spinach & Shrimp Soup in bowlWe just started growing green malabar spinach in our backyard and wow, it has grown very quickly within the last two months. Here's an easy and classic method of making this soup.


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 people


  • 2 lb green malabar spinach
  • 8 large shrimp
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 gal water


  1. Wash green malabar spinach and chop into smaller pieces (if you would like.)
  2. Green Malabar Spinach
  3. Wash and peel shrimp skin. Mince shrimp to a paste.
  4. shrimp peeled and smashed
  5. Add a dash of black pepper and dash of fish sauce over shrimp paste.
  6. adding pepper, salt & fish sauce
  7. Mince garlic cloves. Over medium high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and sauté garlic.
  8. chopping garlic and cooking in pan
    browned garlic

  9. Now add and cook your minced shrimp for a few minutes.
  10. adding shrimp to pan
    shrimp & garlic cooking in pan
  11. On high heat, boil half gallon of water.
  12. boiling water in pan
  13. Once water is boiled, add shrimp mixture, 2 tablespoon fish sauce and 1/2 tablespoon sugar and lower heat to medium.
  14. adding shrimp to water
  15. Add green malabar spinach into pot. Using your chopsticks, submerge spinach down and turn off heat. Cover lid for a few minutes and soup is ready to eat!
  16. adding Green Malabar Spinach to soup
    pushing spinach under water of soup
    cooked Green Malabar Spinach in soup

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