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Thai Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup (Tom Yum Goong)

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Category: Soups, Seafood, Thai

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 3 1/2 c Water
  • 4 Kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 Stalks lemongrass
  • -- cut into 1" pieces
  • -- and smashed. Use 2" from
  • -- base only. Discard leaves
  • 1/2 c Straw mushrooms
  • -- (canned or fresh)
  • 2 tb Lime juice
  • 3 tb Fish sauce (Nam Pla)
  • 1 ts Thai red curry paste
  • 2 ts Sliced red & green chilis
  • -- (or to taste)
  • 1 tb Chopped cilantro leaves


In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil over high heat. Stir in the
curry paste, lime leaves and lemongrass. Bring to a boil again and add
shrimps and mushrooms. Cook just until the shrimps are done but not
overcooked. Stir in fish sauce and remove from heat. Spoon the soup into a
serving bowl and add lime juice, stir to mix well. Sprinkle chilies and
cilantro leaves before serving. Serve hot with cooked rice. Makes 2

NOTE: Boneless chicken pieces may be used instead of shrimps. Omit the
chilies if desired. Additional fish sauce may also be added to the soup at
the table.

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