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Traditional Tom Yum Goong

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Ingredients
  Prawns 1⁄2 Kilogram (Or 200G If Peeled)
For som tam
  Lemon grass 3
  Kaffir lime leaves 4
  Galangal slice 6
  Thai chillies 6 (Pik Ki Nu)
  Red shallots 5
  Mushrooms 7
  Spring onion 3
  Coriander sprig 3 (Including Roots If You Can)
  Tomatoes 6
  Lime 1 (More If You Like Sour)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fish sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Chilli paste with soya bean oil 2 Tablespoon
  Chicken stock cube 2 (Or Powder Equivalent)
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. De-shell and wash the prawns. You don't need heads and tails for this recipe.
2. Bash and cut lemon grass and tear Kaffir lime leaves
3. Slice Galangal (penny thickness) If it's a tender young Galangal you can leave the skin on.
4. Crush the shallots and chili
5. Chop tomatoes and slice mushrooms
6. Wash and cut spring onions & coriander

MAKING
7. Bring water to boil over high heat in a medium pan, add the lemon grass, galangal, kaffir lime leaf, fish sauce, chicken (not fish) stock cubes & salt
8. Bring to the boil and cook for about 2 minutes, then add the shallots, chilies, tomatoes & mushrooms
9. Wait until it boils again before adding the prawns
10. Simmer for 2-3 minutes or until the shallots soften slightly before adding spring onions, coriander & chili paste with soya bean oil stir briefly to mix in thoroughly & remove from heat.

SERVING
11. Serve into a large bowl & add lime juice to taste. Eat with jasmine rice and a nice cold beer (recommended)
12. A great recipe to compliment this Tom Yum Goong recipe is our Chicken Fried Rice Recipe which is non spicy so it will compliment the soup beautifully and make a more substantial meal of it.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Thai
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Prawn
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Thai soups are famous for their variety and aromatic flavors and this one is probably the most famous. There are many prawn recipes in Thai cuisine, but this soup has to be Thailand's Signature dish, Khwanjai's shares her own Tom Yum Goong recipe a version of this classic Thai prawn soup that is probably the easiest and tastiest.

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