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Shadowcat Soup

Inspired by my favourite X-Men, Kitty Pryde, this dish contains prawn balls that float in the clear soup to make it look like Shadowcat's phasing ability.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 people
Calories 440 kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Food Processor


  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 Garlic Clove minced
  • 1 l Vegetable Stock
  • 2 Spring Onions sliced
  • 10 Button Mushrooms sliced
  • Salt

For the Prawn Balls:

  • 150 g Prawns peeled and cooked
  • 250 g Basa fillets chopped
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Egg white only
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Pepper
  • Bowl of Ice Water set aside


  • In a large saucepan, heat the oil then add the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant. Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 5 minutes until they wilt.
  • Pour in the stock water, salt and spring onions and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, put all the prawn balls ingredients into the food processor (except the bowl of ice water). Blend until a fine paste is formed. Remove and refrigerate paste for 15 minutes. After, take a dollop of the paste, shape into a ball and then place in the ice water (The ice water keeps the shape of the ball). Continue until you use up all the paste.
  • Place the prawn balls into the soup water and cook for 10 minutes until they are cooked. They should turn in colour to a pinkish-white. (If you've made too many, you can store them in the freezer for up to 1 month. They can be eaten individually. Once cooked, serve the soup in bowls.
Keyword Kitty Pryde, Marvel