Thai Tom Yum Soup
Tom Yum soup is a sour spicy Thai soup that is full of healthy ingredients and low in fat. It is fairly easy to make though does call for a lot of ingredients. I think it is well worth it as this is one of my favourite Thai dishes to make. Leave the chilli out if you don’t like it too spicy.
The ingredients are easy to find in most Asian stores or the specialty section in Tesco.
If you can’t find the roasted prawn paste then pick up a jar of Tom Yum Soup paste and use 2 or 3 tsp instead. Add it when the method calls for the prawns paste.
Allergens : Gluten & Lactose Free
Chicken Breasts – 2
King Prawns – 12 – 20
Coconut Milk – 2 cans
Galangal or Ginger – 1 inch sized piece
Lemongrass – 2
Limes – 2 – 3
Garlic cloves Chopped – 2
Palm Sugar or Granulated will do – 2 tsp
Onion, finely sliced – 1
Chicken Stock or Boiling water and 1 chicken stock cube – 200ml (dissolve the stock cube in the water if using it)
Roasted Prawn Paste or Prawn Paste – 1 tbsp
Kaffir Lime Leaves (optional) – 4
Fish Sauce – 2 tsp
Tomato Puree – 3 – 4 tsp
Lemon Zest (optional) – 1
A few fresh coriander leaves (optional)
Fresh Red Chilli (optional) – 1
You will need – 1 wok or deep pot, 1 sharp knife, 1 chopping board, 1 ladle
Dice the chicken into small pieces, small enough to easily sit on a teaspoon.
Cut the prawns in 2 or 3.
Add the chicken stock and fish sauce to the wok or pot then add the garlic, onion, finely chopped lemongrass and finely chopped galangal or ginger.
Bring to the boil then add the chicken, prawn paste and tomato puree/paste, boil for another minute then add the kaffir lime leaves and sugar.
Chop half the coriander and chilli if using it then add them and the coconut milk to the soup. simmer for 5 minutes then add the juice of 1 lime, taste and add the juice of the second if needed.
Add the prawns and simmer for 5 more minutes.
Sprinkle with the remaining coriander leaves and lemon zest if using it.
Taste and serve if happy, it should have a sour taste with a spicy kick. Feel free to add more sugar, fish sauce or lime juice as needed.
This is absolutely amazing! So delicious!
Making this asap. Is it 2 fresh lemongrass?
Yes or 1 tbsp of lemongrass paste
Yes or 2 tbsp pureed
Really nice! Will definitely be making again and again