Sunday, 28 June 2015

Dish #410 - Tom Yum Goong - Hot n Sour Thai Soup


One of my favorite soups is the "Tom Yum Goong" or Thai prawn soup.

During our holiday in Thailand I had this soup almost everyday and loved it...
Its available in most Thai restaurants in India, but the most authentic one you will find only in Thailand.....

But do try this recipe...you sure will love it...its quite close in taste, aroma and flavor.

Ingredients:
Vegetable or Chicken Stock - 500 ml
fresh lemongrass - 2 stalks - sliced in 2-inch pieces
Lime leaves - 4
Fresh galangal or ginger - 1 inch sliced
Red chillies - 2 - sliced
Fsh sauce - 2 tablespoon ( Optional but good to have)
Sugar - 1.5 tsp
Mushrooms - 100 gms
Large Shrimp - peeled with tails on - 300 gms
Limes - 2 juiced
Green onions 2 - sliced
Fresh cilantro - 1 handful -chopped

Method:
Bring the stock to the boil over medium heat in a saucepan. Add the lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, and chiles. Lower the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes to let the spices infuse the broth.

Uncover and add the fish sauce, sugar, and mushrooms. Simmer for 5 minutes. Toss in the shrimp and cook for about 8 minutes until they turn pink. Remove from the heat and add the lime juice, green onions, and cilantro. Taste for salt and spices; you should have an equal balance of spicy, salty, and sour. 
Don't forget to tell your guest's that the lemongrass and lime leaves are for flavor only and should be avoided when eating the soup.

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