A highly aromatic & spicy soup. Warning: It's extremely addictive! It's also great if you're suffering from any kind of respiratory distress (cold, flu, hay fever, sore throat, etc.).
Heat a small amount of oil in saucepan, saute chili peppers, bell peppers, red onion & garlic until aromatic.
In a large soup pot, bring the stock to a boil.
Add coconut milk, red curry & chili paste, plus the fish sauce & lime juice, & whisk.
Then add the sauteed ingredients, & taste for balance.
Add the remaining ingredients, & bring back to a boil before adding shrimp.
After a few minutes (long enough for shrimp to turn pink) taste for the balance of spices again, adjust if needed.
Just before serving add basil, cilantro & scallions.