Hot and Sour Soup (Nigella Lawson)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 mins

This is a wonderful full flavored soup. I could not find kaffir or lemongrass where I live but it was still yummy. I found the Tom Yam at my local oriental store. I also added a block of firm tofu (Chopped).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat chicken stock, tom yam paste, lime leaves, lemon grass, lime juice, fish sauce, chiles, and sugar. Once it has come to a boil, add mushrooms and simmer for 2 minutes. Add shrimp and scallions and cook for 2 to 3 minutes allowing the shrimp to cook but still be tender. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve immediately. Place extra cilantro on the table for people to add more.