This quick meal takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. If you have the ingredients available, even less. My [Primal] soup is highly nutritious and loaded with calories and fat to fuel a great lifting workout which I have on deck today– kettlebell upper body.


2T coconut oil (expeller pressed and organic)
1 cup of Organic Coconut Milk
2 cups water pre boiled
1T chillies or chili paste
1T Fish sauce (get it without sugar or syrups) -Optional
1/2t honey (opt)
1t tumeric
1T ginger (fresh and ground)
1 clove garlic
pinch of salt

1 carrot peeled and sliced
1/4 onion
4oz sea scallops (wild)
4oz prawns wild with shells

Heat a saucepan on med-high heat. Melt the coconut oil. Add onion and carrot. Sweat until softened. Mash ginger and garlic into a paste; add to pan. Add tumeric and season with salt. Add chili paste/chilies. Stir a bit. Add coconut milk and cook at med heat for about 5 minutes. Add the prawns and scallops and water. Add honey, fish sauce and if you want to get crazy, bruise a stalk of lemongrass and place in pan. (You’ll pull this out before you eat.) Add water. Continue to cook as you are making a quick soup. I let mine cook today for about 10 minutes more.

Plate in a bowl like soup. Keep a container to place the prawn peels when you are eating. You can serve with scallions, lime, and cilantro or Thai basil. I did not have any and since I was eating this on my lunch break, I figured it’s ok to skip. Enjoy!

— Daniel Merk

POSTED BY Daniel Merk | 07:23pm 26th-Feb, 2010