I firmly believe that sick boyfriends need spicy Thai soup in order to feel better (and complain less). I mean, NyQuil usually does the trick too, but it certainly doesn't fill you up and make you happy quite like this pescatarian-friendly, delicious soup. it's perfect for sick people and/or cold nights in front of a fire.
The original recipe called for Thai ingredients that I didn't have access to, so I modified things accordingly.
Adapted from Eat, Live, Run: http://www.eatliverun.com/fire-pot-soup/ —Shea
dry rice noodles
extra-virgin olive oil
raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
Thai red curry paste
low-sodium vegetable broth
14-oz can light coconut milk
handful basil leaves, torn
serrano pepper, pierced with a knife in several places