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Prawn tom yum soup

Gourmet~Traveller
Cuisine
Thai
Serves
4
Type
Soup
Prawn tom yum soup
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Ingredients

  • 60 g dried thin Thai-style rice noodles
  • 60 ml fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp shaved palm sugar
  • 16 large prawns, peeled and deveined with tails left on
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 fresh kaffir lime leaves, roughly torn

Spice paste

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 4 red shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 x 4 cm knob fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 x 4 cm knob fresh galangal, peeled and chopped
  • 3 birds eye chillies, deseeded and chopped
  • 3 fresh kaffir lime leaves, thinly sliced
  • 2 pieces fresh lemon grass, tops discarded, thinly sliced
  • 4 coriander roots, chopped
  • 2 slices fresh pineapple, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • To serve: 1 long red chilli, deseeded and sliced, 2 shallots, thinly sliced, 3 tbsp fresh coriander leaves

Preparation method

Serves 4

To make the spice paste, use a mortar and pestle to pound the garlic, shallots, ginger, galangal, chillies, kaffir lime leaves, lemon grass and coriander roots to a coarse paste, Add pineapple and tomatoes and continue to pound to a smoother paste.


Place the spice paste in a saucepan with 1.5 litres cold water and bring to boil over a high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes then allow soup mixture to cool.


Place noodles in a bowl and cover with boiling water until tender. Drain in a colander and refresh under running cold water.


Strain the soup mixture through a sieve into a bowl. Transfer to the saucepan and discard all the solids in the sieve.


Place over a low heat and cook until warm. Add lime juice, fish sauce and palm sugar. When mixture is just simmering, add the prawns and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the noodles, cherry tomatoes and kaffir lime leaves and cook for further 1-2 minutes.


To serve, ladle into four bowls and sprinkle the chilli, shallots and coriander leaves on top.


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