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Spicy Asian Seafood Soup

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 15 min.
This soup of ginger, red chili flakes, and mussels will warm you to your core on a chilly day.


  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 cup sliced scallions, 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
  • 2 14.5 oz cans reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 12 medium mussels, scrubbed
  • 1/2 lb bay scallops, rinsed
  • 1/2 lb medium shrimp, peeled & deveined


  • Combine ginger, scallions, chili flakes and broth in a large saucepot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for ten minutes over medium high flame.
  • Stir seafood into pot and cover. Simmer over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, until mussels open, scallops are opaque and shrimp turns pink. Serve immediately.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 174
  Calories from Fat 24 (14%)
(4%)Total Fat 3g
(2%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(39%)Cholesterol 118mg
(33%)Sodium 791mg
(20%)Potassium 690mg
Total Carbohydrate 6g
(3%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(60%)Protein 30g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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