Vietnamese Sour Soup with Shrimp & Pineapple | Swirls and Spice

Vietnamese Shrimp and Pineapple Sour Soup

One doesn’t usually associate pineapple with soup, but in southern Vietnam, Canh Chua is a popular soup that incorporates fish or shrimp.  I associate it with winding bus trips down the mountains through the towns on the way to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).  It’s been more than a decade since I’ve had it, but with the healthy recipe challenge to use pineapple and greens, I … Continue reading Vietnamese Shrimp and Pineapple Sour Soup

Shrimp and Chicken Summer Rolls with Thai Peanut Sauce

  After a month-long journey through the American midwest and two Canadian provinces, we arrived safely home a few days ago.  Fresh vegetables were scarce as we traveled the interstates, and consequently they are what we crave.  Let there be salad–and all manner of greens and farmers markets!  Fried foods have been banned for the foreseeable future.  It is lovely to be back in the … Continue reading Shrimp and Chicken Summer Rolls with Thai Peanut Sauce