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Thai Spicy Sour Soup - Tom Yum Goong

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Tom yum goong is a popular Thai spicy sour soup that is packed with exotic flavors, thanks to some fresh aromatics like lemongrass and fresh galangal. It's a breeze to make, so let's get to work!
  Chicken stock 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Shallot 2 Medium, smashed
  Galangal slice 4 Small, thin slices
  Lemon grass stalk 1 Medium, bruised and cut into sections (Woody part discarded)
  Chili paste with soy bean oil 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon (Chili jam - Prik pao)
  Coconut milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Button mushrooms 3 Ounce, quartered
  Kaffir lime leaves 3 Medium
  Sea food 6 Ounce (De-veined raw shrimp and blue crabs used)
  Tomato 1⁄2 Medium, wedged
  Chicken breast 1 Medium, sliced thinly and boiled
  Rice noodles 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Boiled)
  Fresh lime juice 3 Tablespoon
  Thai chilies 6 Medium, chopped
  Fish sauce 3 Tablespoon

1. In a large pot heat the chicken stock. Add garlic cloves, shallot, galangal and lemon grass. This will form an aromatic base.
2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix the chili jam and coconut milk.
3. When the stock comes to a boil, add the button mushrooms, kaffir lime leaves, raw shrimp, blue crabs and tomato wedges. Mix everything and cover and cook until the seafood is done.
4. After a while open the lid and the seafood should give a nice aroma. At this point add the mix of chili jam and coconut milk and stir it well.
5. To this add the cut pieces of chicken breasts.

6. In a serving bowl put the boiled rice noodles at the bottom and top it with some Thai chilies, some fresh lime juice and fish sauce. Ladle the finished soup on top and garnish with fresh cilantro.

7. Serve warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
I love the Tom Yum Goong, simply because I love all things that the Thai cuisine has to offer. I have had several versions of this soup and I can tell that the Aimless Cook's recipe would be pretty fragrant and tasty. Watch and Learn! Bon Appetit!

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