Tom Yam(Thai Prawn Soup)

Filipino Style Recipe: Tom Yam or Thai Prawn Soup is a popular Thai soup dish. It consists of shrimps with lemon, fish sauce and some herbs and spices.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 6 servings

3/4 kilo medium-sized shrimps, wash peeled and deveined.(save the shells)
1/4 kilo fresh mushrooms, halved or quartered
2 stalks lemon grass(tanglad), peeled thinly
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, chopped
1/2 cup lime juice
3 birdseye chiles(labuyo)
1 tablespoon fish sauce(preferably Thai fish sauce)
8 cups hot water
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

4 spring onions, chopped(optional)
4 lime leaves(optional)
2 ripe tomatoes, quartered(optional)

Part 1
1. In a pot, heat oil and saute shells until color turns to pink.
2. Add hot water, salt, lemon grass, lime leaves and chilies.
3. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain stock.
Part 2
1. Return to a boil, add shrimps then add mushrooms after a minute.
2. Simmer for 4 minutes or until shrimps are cooked.
3. Remove from heat and add fish sauce, lemon juice, cilantro leaves, spring onions and tomatoes.
4. Serve hot and enjoy!



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