Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thai Tom Yum Hot and Sour soup


10 big raw shrimps or prawn
1 can of chicken broth (28oz) + 1 cup of water
1 can of straw mushroom (you can use fresh mushroom)
1 tomato cut to bite size
1 stalk of lemongrass (smash with the back of a knife cut into 2 pieces)
3 kaffir lime leaves torn to pieces
3 Thai bird eye chilies cut to small pieces
1 fresh lime juice (add to bowl if needed)
2 T of tom yum paste
3 T of fish sauce
1/4 cup of evaporated milk
3 cloves of garlics or shallots (smash with the back of a knife)

3 saw leaves and cilantro for garnish

In a medium pot add chicken broth, water, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves,garlic boil on medium heat for 3 minutes to release the aroma of lemongrass and lime leave.

Then add mushroom, tomato,and chilies, bring it to a boil again
Add Tom Yum soup paste to the pot
add 3 T of fish sauce, 1/4 cup of evaporated milk to the soup
then add shrimp let it boil again until shrimp turn pink
Now turn the heat off add saw leaves,and cilantro for garnish
taste and adjust the soup the way you like it, if need more sour add lime juice.
this soup should be spicy, sour, and salty, saw leaves is importance in this soup it give the real flavor of Tom Yum soup.

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