Tom Yaam Goong – Spicy Prawn Soup

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Tom Yaam Goong – Spicy Prawn Soup

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A delicious recipe from award-winning Thai restaurant Saba .

Ingredients

  • 16 medium prawns, fresh or frozen
  • 1.2 litres chicken stock or water
  • 50g galangal, peeled and sliced
  • 3 stalks lemongrass, sliced
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves, torn
  • 5 bird’s eye chillies, crushed
  • 1 tsp heaped of chilli paste in oil
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 150g oyster mushroooms, torn
  • 10g coriander, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Prepare the prawns and remove the shells.
  2. Bring the stock to the boil in a heavy, medium-sized saucepan, add the galangal, lemongrass, shallots, kaffir lime leaves and bird’s eye chillies and let it simmer for about 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Add the chilli paste in oil and season with fish sauce, lime juice and sugar. This dish can be made in advance to this stage and kept in the fridge.
  4. Now add the prawns along with the mushrooms and cook for a minute before serving.
  5. Garnish with coriander and serve.
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