Shrimp in Hot Lime Leaf Broth

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A delicious, simple to make, soup. Adapted from 'Hot Sour Salty Sweet' by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Over medium heat, bring the broth and lemongrass to a boil in a medium pot; add the lime leaves and chiles, bring it back to a boil and let cook, gently, for 5 minutes; add the mushrooms, return to a vigorous boil and add the shrimp.
  2. Cook for 1 minute, or until the shrimp have turned pink.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in the lime juice and fish sauce; taste and adjust flavor with fish sauce or salt if needed.
  4. Serve in small bowls.


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the thai name of this dish is tom yum gai. I like to serve it with fresh chopped tomatoes and cillantro added to each bowl just before serving.

Aariq Skought May 27, 2004

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