*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         TOFU SOUP WITH LEMON GRASS
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Thai
                 Appetizers                       Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lb           Tofu
    2       c            Straw mushrooms
                         -----A SEASONINGS-----
    3       sl           Galanga or dried/powdered
                         -- equivalent
    2       ea           Cilantro roots, chopped
    3       ea           Lemon grass stalks, cut into
                         -- 3 lengths
    4       ea           Kaffir lime leaves
    2 1/2   tb           Soy sauce
                         -----B SEASONINGS-----
    5       ea           Guinea peppers, mashed
    1 1/2   tb           Chili sauce, see recipe
    2       tb           Lime juice
      1/2   ts           Sugar, optional
                         -----GARNISH-----
    2       ea           Green onions, chopped
    2       tb           Cilantro leaves, chopped
 
   Cut tofu into 1/2 cubes.  Cut mushrooms in half.
   Put 6 c cold water in a large pot & bring to a rapid
   boil.  Add the A SEASONINGS, reduce heat to medium low
   & simmer for 15 minutes. Remove any solid pieces of
   galanga, cilantro, lemon grass or kaffir that there
   are. Add the tofu & mushrooms & simmer another 3
   minutes. Mix in the B SEASONINGS & heat through.
   Place soup in a tureen & garnish.
   To make the soup less hot use milder chilies.
  
 
 
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