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    Thai Lemongrass and Chile Soup (Tom Yum)

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    16 mins

    10 mins

    6 mins

    Aariq Skought's Note:

    A delicious spicy, vegetarian soup that will clear out even the most congested of sinuses.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In medium saucepan, heat vegetable broth to a simmer with lemongrass and lime leaves if desired.
    2. 2
      In small skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
    3. 3
      Add garlic and ginger, and cook, stirring often, about 30 seconds.
    4. 4
      When broth has simmered for 5 minutes, remove lemongrass and lime leaves and discard.
    5. 5
      Add cooked garlic and ginger to broth.
    6. 6
      Return broth to a boil, and stir in chile paste and mushrooms.
    7. 7
      Cook until mushrooms have wilted, about 30 seconds, then stir in lime juice and fish sauce.
    8. 8
      Remove from heat, and ladle soup into small bowls along with your favorite rice noodles.
    9. 9
      Top each bowl with chopped tomatoes, cilantro and a pinch of hot green chiles if you want it really really spicy.
    10. 10
      Alternatively, tomatoes and chiles can be mixed together and placed in small serving bowl for people to help themselves (this way people can make it as spicy as they want).
    11. 11
      For Vegetarian/Vegan omit the fish sauce and use the soy.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 16, 2013

      45

      Very nice flavor. I left a little lemongrass in the soup and added green onions as well.

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    • on December 02, 2012

      55

      SO easy! We will make this again and again. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on January 01, 2012

      55

      This is delicous! I used fresh shimeji mushrooms and a few snow peas for extra color. I could not find roasted chili paste at the store, so used the chili garlic paste that they had. Also used homemade chicken stock. The combination of lime juice and fish sauce is wonderful. I didn't use any meat or fish this time, but I'm sure some chicken or shrimp would also be a good addition. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe with us. It is a great improvement over the tom yum cubes.

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    Nutritional Facts for Thai Lemongrass and Chile Soup (Tom Yum)

    Serving Size: 1 (119 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 23.5
     
    Calories from Fat 10
    46%
    Total Fat 1.2 g
    1%
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 708.8 mg
    29%
    Total Carbohydrate 2.8 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 1.3 g
    5%
    Protein 0.8 g
    1%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    vegetable broth

    lemongrass

    oyster mushrooms

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