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Old 01-26-2018, 07:38 PM   #1
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Tom Yum Soup

TOM YUM SOUP

5-6 C Chicken Stock
⅓ C Galangal, sliced
2-3 Cl Garlic, crushed
2 Ea Lemon Grass, crushed
4-6 Ea Kaffir Lime Leaves, chopped
4-5 Ea Thai chilies, chopped
4 Tb Fish Sauce
2 Tb Nam Prik Pao
1 Tb Tamarind Concentrate
1 Can Straw Mushrooms, drained
¾ Lb Shrimp, peeled & butterflied OR,
¾ Lb Chicken, cubed


Combine the stock, galangal, garlic, lemon grass, lime leaves, chilies, fish sauce, nam prik pao and tamarind concentrate in a 3-4 quart sauce pan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Strain the broth and return it to the saucepan. Discard the solids. Add the straw mushrooms to the broth and return it to a simmer.

Just before service add the shrimp and simmer momentarily. The shrimp will cook in a minute.

If you substitute cut-up white meat chicken for the shrimp, add it at the end and simmer for 3-4 minutes to cook it through.

With shrimp – Tom Yum Goong
With Chicken – Tom Yum Gai
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Old 01-26-2018, 07:43 PM   #2
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I love this soup. I always order this with shrimp every time we go to a Thai joint.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:34 PM   #3
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Yum is right, I too love this soup! I've subbed gingerroot for galangal, and lime juice for the citrus. Need to hit up an Asian market (when I find one) for your authentic ingredients!
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:18 PM   #4
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Thanks Andy..copied and saved.
I saw a version made with coconut milk that sounded tasty also.
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Old 01-26-2018, 10:31 PM   #5
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Kayelle, that’s a different soup. This is Tom Yum. The coconut milk version is Tom Kha. That’s also a very tasty soup. I’ll be making it later this season.
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Can I substitute prawns for shrimp?

Sorry. I'll go stand in the corner, now.

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Can I substitute prawns for shrimp?

Sorry. I'll go stand in the corner, now.

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When you get out of the corner, feel free to sub shrimp for the chicken.
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Or crab. One of the best me Yum soups that I ever had used lump crabmeat.

And thanks, Andy. I love me Yum, but I've most often made it from a jar paste. Someday I will make it from scratch using your recipe.

After beating down that wiseguy Carl Sagan, of course.
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Or crab. One of the best me Yum soups that I ever had used lump crabmeat.

And thanks, Andy. I love me Yum, but I've most often made it from a jar paste. Someday I will make it from scratch using your recipe.

After beating down that wiseguy Carl Sagan, of course.
BT, I guess there are degrees of "scratch". The central ingredient in Tom Yum is a chili paste called nam prik pao. I buy it in a jar. No intention of making it from scratch.
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Yes, I had to look that up.

I wonder if ANYONE actually makes this from scratch, terrestrially speaking, at home, even the folks that make the chili paste or fish sauce?
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