Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup - Tom Yam Goong

Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup - Tom Yam Goong

9 reviews, 4.9 star(s). 80% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

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8 ounces Shrimp/Prawns; shelled and deveined
3 cups Water
2 tablespoons Garlic; minced (about 2 cloves)
5 medium Kaffir Lime Leaves; Thin slices
1/4 cup Fish Sauce; (Nam Pla)
1/2 ounce Fresh Galangal; or Ginger root
2 ounces Lemon Grass; Lower stalks only
2 medium Shallots; Sliced thin
1/2 cup Straw Mushrooms; Sliced
1/4 cup Green Chili Peppers; About 5 Thai or 3 Serrano peppers
1/4 cup Lime juice
1 tablespoon Cilantro Leaves; Chopped
1 teaspoon Chili Paste; Siracha

Original recipe makes 4



* Galangal: A relative of the ginger root, galangal is pale yellow and has a delicate flavor.

A subtle blend of hot and sour with citrus overtones, Tom Yam Goong is the most famous of all Thai Soups.

Each region has its own particular variation of the recipe. This recipe is from Bangkok and the central plains.

Rinse the shrimp shells and place them in a large pot with the water. Heat to boiling, strain the broth and discard the shells. Add the garlic, lime leaves, galangal, fish sauce, lemon grass and shallots to the stock, then the mushrooms and chili peppers, if using. Cook gently for 2 minutes. Add the shrimp to the soup, and reheat to boiling. When the shrimp are cooked, place the lime juice and chili paste in a serving bowl. Pour the soup into the bowl, stir, garnish with the cilantro leaves and serve.

We've had some success with putting the lemon grass, lime leaves, and galangal in a mesh bag. That way they are easy to remove from the broth later to avoid the little "woody bits" that sometimes get in the soup.

Adapted from recipe by Chef Steve Muir.

Each (6 oz) serving contains an estimated:

Cals: 60, FatCals: 6, TotFat: 1g

SatFat: 0g, PolyFat: 1g, MonoFat: 0g

Chol: 29mg, Na: 1400mg, K: 311mg

TotCarbs: 11g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 2g

NetCarbs: 10g, Protein: 5g

The high sodium content is from the Fish Sauce. If you are sodium sensitive cut back on the Fish Sauce a bit. I've never seen a "low sodium" fish sauce but one might be on the market.

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Comment or review familly enjoyed it .thanks.tasty.
SRHasan 2y ago

this is my favorite recipe...........
donnyosmonds 5y ago

amorano 6y ago

should be served in a small portion as an app
humboldtdave 7y ago

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promfh 9y ago

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stevemur 10y ago

Since we have Kaffir limes growing in the yard and live on the Texas Gulf this soup of one of our favorites. We get fresh shrimp and pick fresh leaves and lemongrass from the garden when we make it.
promfh 10y ago

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