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Sour & Spicy Prawn Soup: Tom Yam Kung

Curries and Soups - Very popular sour & spicy soup called

Very popular sour & spicy soup called "Tom Yam Kung"
Last Modified On: Tuesday, 03/January/2012 19:01:23pm

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Tom Yam Kung Ingredients: Prawns, mushroom, lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice, fish sauce, roasted chillie paste  Ingredients
7-8 prawns
350 g. mushroom
1 lemongrass stem
7-8 kaffir lime leaves
2 sprigs cilantro
5 fresh chillies
3 Tbsp thin soy sauce (or fish sauce)
2 Tbsp roasted chillie paste
4 Tbsp lime juice
5 cups chicken broth 


Preparation
1. Clean prawns and mushroom, peel shell and devein the prawns, then cut mushroom in quarter.
Preparation for Tom Yam Kung: No. 1 Clean prawns and mushroom, peel shell and devein, then cut mushroom in quarter

2. Wash lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, fresh chillies, and cilantro, then pat dry. Slice lemongrass stem, tear kaffir lime leaves in halves (remove central stems), pound chillies and slice in healves, and coarsely chop cilantro.
Preparation for Tom Yam Kung: No. 2 Slice lemon grass stem, tear kaffir lime leaves in halves (remove central stems), pound chillies and slice in healves, and coarsely chop cilantro

3. Pour chicken broth in a pot, bring to boil on medium-high heat, add sliced lemongrass and torn kaffir lime leaves, let them boil about 5 minutes.
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4. Add prawns and mushroom, bring to boil until 2-3 minutes, turn off the heat.
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5. Season with thin soy sauce (or fish sauce), lime juice, roasted chillie paste, and pounded chillies, then taste as you like. Add chopped cilantro and stir thoroughly.
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6. Put "Tom Yam Kung" in a bowl and serve immediately.

Put Tom Yam Kung in a bowl and serve immediately