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       Title: Tom Yam Goong (Thai Hot & Sour Soup)
  Categories: Herbs, Soups
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       1 qt Water
       2    Stalks lemon grass, cut
            -into 1 1/2 lengths
       4    Kaffir lime leaves, each
            -torn off center spine
       1 lg Shallot, peeled, sliced
       6 sm Thai chiles
            -OR
       2    Serrano chiles, sliced
            -lengthwise
     1/2 lb Medium shrimp, peeled and
            -deveined, tails left on
     1/2 c  Canned straw mushrooms
       3 tb Lime juice
       3 tb Fish sauce
     1/2 t  Salt
       1 sm Firm tomato, cut into wedges
       1 c  Cilantro leaves
       1 tb Chopped pak chee farang
  
   Some Asian markets now carry bags of pak chee farang leaves. If you
   can't get them, omit, or add a little more cilantro. In some markets
   they are labled with their Vietnamese name, ngo gal.
   
   Place water in 3-quart saucepan. Add lemon grass, line leaves and
   shallot and bring to boil. Add chiles and shrimp. Cook 2 minutes. Add
   straw mushrooms, lime juice, fish sauce and salt. Add tomato and cook
   just until heated, not soft.
   
   Turn unstrained soup into serving bowl. (Do not eat lemon grass and
   lime leaves.) Top with pak chee farang and cilantro leaves.
   
   Each serving contains about: 91 calories; 892 milligrams sodium; 86
   milligrams cholesterol; 1 gram fat; 8 grams carbohydrates; 13 grams
   protein; 0.77 grams fiber.
  
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