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Authentic homemade Tom Yum soup

By SapphireKT (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Serves 2
This is an authentic homemade Thai tom yum soup recipe that Thai people make at home a lot. It's light and clear.
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Ingredients

  • 2 stalks of lemongrass
  • 1 inch piece of galangal
  • 3-4 kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 red chillies
  • 1 lime
  • 200g eryngii mushroom, sliced
  • 10 large prawns, peeled
  • 1 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 100ml water

Method

  • STEP 1
    Trim lemongrass stalks. Smash the stalks hard to bruise them as this releases flavour, then cut into 2 inch lengths. Slice galangal into 2mm slices. Smash red chillies. You can also chop the chillies if you want your soup more spicy, otherwise leave whole.
  • STEP 2
    Throw all the herbs into a pot of boiling 100ml water. Boil for 2-3 minutes for the herbs to release flavours. Remove the hard central stalk of kaffir lime leaves and add the leaves to the pot.
  • STEP 3
    Once the soup is boiling, add fresh peeled prawns. Let the soup heat back up for 1 minute, then add sliced eryngii mushrooms. Once the soup is boiling again, remove from heat.
  • STEP 4
    Flavour the soup with lime juice and Thai fish sauce to taste. To balance the flavour, add the equal amount of lime juice and fish sauce e.g., 1 tbsp of each or 1.5 tbsp of each.
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