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Tom Yum Soup

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

Tom Yum is probably the most famous of Thai soups. It is a spicy and sour soup that has a very distinctive flavor.

 4 cups cups of water
 2 stalks fresh lemongrass , trim off the very end of the root and smash with the side of a cleaver or chef's knife ; cut into 1 inch pieces; or 2 pc dried
 3 slices fresh galangal root (smashed) or 2 pc dried
 3 fresh kaffir lime leave or 4 pc dried
 1 tbsp tamarind paste , with or without seeds
 1 tbsp fish sauce , Golden Boy brand preferred
 ¾ lb lb shrimps, medium to large size, shelled and de-veined; butterfly if desired
 12 fresh Thai chili peppers , whole or 2 medium sized jalepenos, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch strips.
 2 tbsp roasted chili paste ( nam prik pao )
 1 can straw mushrooms , drained and rinsed (1 can = 16 oz.)
 1 small ripe tomato, cut into wedges 1/4 inch thick
 1 small lime, squeezed
 2 sprigs fresh cilantro

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 bowl

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 730Calories from Fat 250
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g42%

Saturated Fat 42g210%
Trans Fat 9g
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 32mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%

Dietary Fiber 21g84%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.