Tom Yum Soup
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Recipe type: Thai
Cuisine: Soup
Serves: 2
  • 8-10 prawns or large shrimp with tail and head on, deviened
  • 10 shitake or oyster mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion or shallots, chopped
  • 2 thumb size galangal or ginger, sliced
  • 1 stalks of lemon grass, chopped
  • 3 Thai chilies
  • 1 tomato, chopped (optional)
  • 4 - 5 kaffir lime leaves
  • 4 cups of chicken or shrimp stock
  • ½ cup of coconut milk or milk
  • 2 tbsp of fish sauce (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp of Thai chilli paste or any hot sauce
  • ¼ cup of lime juice or lemon juice
  • cilantro for garnish
  1. Add the chicken stock, lemon grass, galangal, onion, mushrooms, chilli, and tomato into a pot. Bring it to a boil.
  2. After a boil, lower the heat, add in shrimp. Season with chilli paste, fish sauce, lime leaves, lime juice, and coconut milk. Stir and simmer for additional 3-5 minutes.
  3. Serve it in a bowl and garnish with cilantro.
  4. Enjoy your Tom Yum soup.
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