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       Title: Tom Yam Goong (Hot and Sour Soup)
  Categories: Polkadot, Faylen, Soups/stews, Spicy, Thai
       Yield: 4 Servings
  
       8 oz Shrimp or prawns,
            -shelled and deveined.
            -Reserved shells
       3 c  Water
       2    Cloves garlic, minced
       5    Kaffir lime leaves OR
            -strips of lemon peel
       3    Thin slices fresh OR
            -dried galangal OR
            -fresh ginger
     1/4 c  Fish sauce
       2    Stalks lemon grass,
            -lower 1/3rd only,
            -cut into 1 lengths
       2    Sliced shallots
     1/2 c  Sliced straw mushrooms
       5    Green Thai chili peppers
            -(optional)
     1/4 c  Lime juice
       1 ts Black chili paste
            -Cilantro leaves for
            -garnish
  
   Rinse shells and place in water.  Heat water to a boil, then strain
   out shells.  Add garlic, lime leaves, galangal, fish sauce, lemon
   grass, shallots, straw mushrooms, and chilis and simmer for 2
   minutes. Add the shrimp and reheat to a boil and cook for 3-4 minutes
   until shrimp turn pink.  Place the lime juice and chili paste in a
   serving bowl, pour the soup into the bowl, stir, and garnish. Serves
   4. Source: Williams-Sonoma (from “Thailand the Beautiful Cookbook”)
   
   * The Polka Dot Palace BBS  1-201-822-3627  Posted by FAYLEN
  
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