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Monday, August 10, 2009

Thai Lemongrass Soup (Tom Yum Soup)

This is my favorite thing to order whenever I eat at a Thai restaurant. I love the flavor of the lemongrass, and the chili paste gives it a kick of spice!

Thai Lemongrass Soup (Tom Yum Soup)

8 cups chicken broth
4 slices peeled fresh ginger
1 large lemongrass stalk, cut into 2-inch pieces, crushed
Grated zest of 1 large lime
1/4 cup lime or lemon juice
2 Tbs. light brown sugar
1 Tbs. red chili paste
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 lb. fresh white mushrooms, brushed clean and thinly sliced
Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish

In a large saucepan, combine the broth, ginger, lemongrass and lime zest. Place over medium heat and slowly bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to low, add the lime juice, brown sugar and chili paste; mix well and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the chicken pieces and simmer until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and simmer until tender, about 1 minute more.To serve, ladle into warmed bowls. Float the cilantro leaves on top. Serves 4 to 6.

Posted by: Julia
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Erin said...

Okay, I just printed this off. It looks fantastic! I can't wait to give it a try!

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