Tom Yam Gung
"Sour and Spicy Prawn Soup"
Thai Sea Food Blog : Ingredients
- 3 spiny-clawed prawns,together weighing about 400 grams
- 2 lemon grass stalks
- 5 slices of galangal
- 5 kaffir lime leaves
- 10 hot chillies
- 100 grams fresh mushrooms
- 2 tbsp. fish sauce
- 2 tbsp. lime juice
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 1 tbsp. roasted chilli paste
Thai Sea Food Blog : Preparation
1.Heat the stock in pot until boiling. Crush the lemon grass,cut into section,and add to the boiling stock together with the galangal.
2.Wash,shell,and vein the prawns,leaving the tail fans attached,and add them to the boiling stock. Cut the mushrooms in half,add to the pot,and stir.
3.Season to taste with chilli paste,fish sauce,and lime juice. Just break the chillies in a mortar before adding. Tear the kaffir lime leaves into several pieces,add to the pot,and then remove the pot from the heat. Dip the tom yam into a bowl and serve hot.