Shrimp Tom Yum Soup - Aromatic Thai Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Thai
Serves: 4 People
  • Chicken or vegetable stock- 4 cups (low-sodium)
  • Lemon grass- the white part of 1 stalk, cut into 1 inch slices
  • Kaffir lime leaves- 4
  • Galangal, cut into 1 inch slice- 2 small pieces
  • Thai red chili, halved- 2
  • Fish sauce- 1 tbsp
  • Sambal Oelek- ½ tsp (or add ground pepper)
  • Thai Red curry paste- ½ tbsp
  • Lime juice- ½ tbsp
  • Shrimp, shelled and deveined- 8
  • Tomato, diced- 1 large tomato
  • Chow mein noodles
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  1. In a large saucepan or soup pot, add chicken stock along with lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal and Thai red chilies. Let the stock come to a rolling boil.
  2. Add fish sauce, sambal oelek and thai red curry paste, combine well and cook over medium low heat for 3 minutes.
  3. Add shrimp, tomato, chow mein noodles (just add enough) and lime juice, cook for 5 minutes. Do not over cook the tomatoes.
  4. Garnish with cilantro.
  5. While serving, discard the kaffir leaves, lemon grass, galangal and the peppers.
  6. Serve hot in a soup bowl and enjoy.
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