Indonesian Vegetable Sour Soup (Sayur Asam)

Recipe by tfirdaus
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare tamarind by placing it in a small bowl with warm water. Let soak for 15 minutes.
  • To make spice paste, combine shallot, garlic, ginger, red chili pepper, raw peanuts, shrimp paste, and salt in a large mortar and blend well with a pestle. Use a food processor or blender if you don’t have a mortar and pestle.
  • Transfer paste to a medium saucepan and add chicken or vegetable broth, salted peanuts, and brown sugar. Stir to combine, and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, use a strainer to separate the tamarind seeds from the juice. Throw away the seeds and keep the juice.
  • Add chayote, green beans, and corn to the soup, and cook over high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Just before serving, add tamarind juice and stir. Garnish with green chili pepper slices if desired.
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