Thai Corn Soup with Shrimp

So simple and so delicious!  This soup is perfect for these cold autumn days.  There is a bit of a kick to it, but it's counterbalanced by the sweetness of the corn.  Simply delicious!  Enjoy!
Ingredients:
-1 tsp vegetable oil
-4 garlic cloves, minced
-1/2 tsp ground ginger
-1/2 tsp hot chili sauce (Sriracha)
-4 cups chicken stock
-1 (14 3/4 oz) can cream-style corn
-2 tsp Thai fish sauce
-1 Tbs water
-2 tsp cornstarch
-1 tsp sugar
-1 tsp sesame oil
-12 oz uncooked shrimp, deveined, with tails removed
-1 large egg, beaten
-1 Tbs dried cilantro leaves
-1/4 tsp paprika
Directions:
Heat oil in large saucepan.  Add the garlic, ginger and chili sauce.  Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. 
Add the stock, corn and fish sauce.  Bring to a boil.  Let it simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
While that simmers, combine the water, cornstarch, sugar and sesame oil in a small boil.  Add to the soup.  Stir in the shrimp and egg, stirring, while dropping the egg.  Let the soup simmer for about 3 minutes so that the shrimp cooks, the soup thickens and the egg sets into long strands.  Stir in the cilantro and paprika.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

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