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For our readers aboard Prow's Edge Cruise Magazine, Chef Stefan Wilke shares his recipe for a LEMONGRASS CURRY SOUP


Lemongrass Curry Soup from Chef Stefan Wilke


1 pound of lemongrass
4 tablespoons of Madras curry powder
1/2 pound of shallots diced
7 ounces of while wine
34 ounces of chicken bouillon
27 ounces of cream
a little honey
the juice of 6 limes
4 tablespoons of butter
corn flour ( add based on the consistency you want)
a pinch of sugar
olive oil for sautéing
2 tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar
freshly ground salt and pepper

Fried shrimp and peeled shrimp
1 finely chopped spring onion as a garnish
Chili strands for garnish

Hammer the lemongrass with a meat mallet until tender, or chop it finely. Gently saute the curry powder, shallots and lemongrass in a little olive oil. Pour in the white wine, add the chicken bouillon, bring to a boil, and simmer under low heat for 30 minutes. Pass the stock through a fine sieve before reducing over a low heat for another 10 minutes. Now add the cream, and bring to a boil again briefly before adding the honey, sugar, balsamic vinegar and lime juice to taste and then stir in the butter and corn flour to achieve your desired consistency. Just before serving, make the soup frothy using a hand blender. Put in warmed soup plates. Garnish with finely chopped spring onions, strands of chili and salt and pepper.

For a special touch, a little fried shrimp might be added to the soup, and a peeled cooked shrimp pr tow may be hung on the rim of the soup bowl.

Serves 8 people.

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 Cruise Line Chef Stefan Wilke

Chef Stefan Wilke
     photo: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises/ Lutz Jaekel

Born in Freudenstadt, Germany, Chef Stefan Wilke’s impressive career has included tours of duty at some of Germany’s top hotels with Michelin-star chefs such as Harald Wohlfahrt.

From 2003 to 2004 he was Chef de Cuisine at Palazzo Harald Wohlfahrt in Hamburg, Germany and then joined the MS EUROPA as Sous Chef.

Since August 2006 Chef Stefan Wilke has been Chef de Cuisine of MS EUROPA.

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