*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                THAI HOT & SOUR SHRIMP SOUP (TOM YUM GOONG)
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Thai                             Soups
                 Seafood
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Shrimp, peeled & deveined
    3 1/2   c            Water
    4                    Kaffir lime leaves
    2                    Stalks lemongrass
                         -- cut into 1 pieces
                         -- and smashed. Use 2 from
                         -- base only. Discard leaves
      1/2   c            Straw mushrooms
                         -- (canned or fresh)
    2       tb           Lime juice
    3       tb           Fish sauce (Nam Pla)
    1       t            Thai red curry paste
    2       ts           Sliced red & green chilis
                         -- (or to taste)
    1       tb           Chopped cilantro leaves
 
   In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil over high
   heat. Stir in the curry paste, lime leaves and
   lemongrass. Bring to a boil again and add shrimps and
   mushrooms. Cook just until the shrimps are done but
   not overcooked. Stir in fish sauce and remove from
   heat. Spoon the soup into a serving bowl and add lime
   juice, stir to mix well. Sprinkle chilies and cilantro
   leaves before serving. Serve hot with cooked rice.
   Makes 2 servings.
   
   NOTE: Boneless chicken pieces may be used instead of
   shrimps. Omit the chilies if desired. Additional fish
   sauce may also be added to the soup at the table.
  
 
 
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