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                       THAI HOT AND SOUR SHRIMP SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Thai                             Appetizers
                 Seafood                          Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lb           Uncooked, unpeeled shrimp
    2                    Sticks Lemon Grass
    4                    Kaffir Lime Leaves
                         -(or 1 ts finely grated
                         -lemon rind)
   15       oz           Straw mushroom (can)
    3                    Fresh hot green chilies
    2 1/2   pt           Chicken stock
    3       tb           Fresh Coriander leaves
    1       tb           Fish sauce
    3       tb           Lime Juice
    1       t            Chili Paste (Nam Prik Pow)
 
   1. Wash the unpeeled shrimp well. Peel and devain
   them, keeping
      the peelings. Wash the shrimp again and pat them
   dry. 2. Cut 3 X 2 pieces from each stick of lemon
   grass starting
      from the bottom end, and crush lightly. Discard the
   top. 3. Combine the stock, lemon grass, lime leaves
   and shrimp
      peelings in a pan. Bring to a boil and simmer
   gently for 20
      minutes. Strain. Add fish sauce, lime juice and
   chile paste.
      Adjust seasoning if required (Fish sauce and lime
   juice). 4. Add the drained mushrooms. The soup can be
   stored like this. 5. Before serving cut the chilies
   into very fine rounds. Wash
      and dry the coriander leaves.
   6. Bring soup to a boil. Add shrimp and cook 2 minutes
   or until
      the shrimp are opaque. Add garnishes to serving
   bowl (s).
  
 
 
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