Tom yum goong (hot and sour soup)


Ingredients

16 lg shrimp
5 cup ;water
2 stems fresh lemongrass (bottom 1/3 of stalk)
1 1/2-in piece ginger (galanga) sliced in slivers
3 sm hot red chilies, seeds and ribs removed
2 coriander roots
Salt to taste
6 sm fresh kaffir lime leaves
4 tbsp nam pla (fish sauce)
5 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp lime juice
15 oz can straw mushrooms, drained
2 stems fresh coriander leaves -for garnish

How to prepare

Note: save shells from the shrimp, including heads, if available Shell and devein shrimp, reserving heads and shells place shells and heads in a Lg saucepan add water, lemongrass and siamese ginger Using a mortar and pestle, lb two of the chilies with the coriander roots and add To pan add the salt and five of the lime leaves, shredded into little pieces Bring the soup to a boil and simmer uncovered 20 to 25 minutes strain stock into a Clean pan don’t panic if it doesn’t taste wonderful at this point because the Seasoning adjustments will make a big difference A few minutes before serving, bring the stock to a boil, add the shrimp and cook 2 To 3 minutes add the nam pla, lemon and lime juices and the straw mushrooms adjust Seasoning the flavor should be tangy serve in bowls garnished with strips of Remaining chili, shredded lime leaf and coriander leaves.

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