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Saturday, September 4, 2010

SPICY SOUP WITH PRAWN AND LEMON GRASS [ thai food : tom yum koong ]

Thai Herb : lemon grassThai Food : Spicy soup with prawns and lemon grass

Thai Recipe Ingredients
* 12 medium-size shrimps, deveined
* 10 mushrooms
* 1 stalk of lemon grass (lightly pounded and cut into 2" long)
* 3 lime leaves
* 1 teaspoon of salt
* 2 tablespoons of fishsauce
* 3 tablespoons of lime juice
* 6 hot peppers (pounded lightly)
* 4 cups of water
* 1/2 cup of roughly cut coriander leaves

Thai Food Preparations
1. Remove the shrimp shell but leave the tails (for good appearance). Then cut open the back of each shrimp to remove the veins. Also clean the mushrooms with water and dry them well before wedging each into quarters.
2. Bring water to boil, then add lemon grass, lime leaves, and shrimps. When the shrimps turn pink, add mushrooms and salts.
3. Remove the pot from heat after boiling. Then season with fish sauce, lime juice, and hot peppers. Serve the soup while still hot and garnish on top with pieces of coriander leaves.
(For 2 Servings)

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