Tom Yum Soup. The famous recipe from Thailand

Photo source: Pexels (Nguyen Phuong NGUYEN)

Photo source: Pexels (Nguyen Phuong NGUYEN)

Have you already tried the famous Tom Yum soup? If not, it’s time to try this delicious recipe from Thailand.


450 g of shrimp
1 liter of chicken broth (or soup made from concentrate cubes)
6 lemongrass stalks, finely chopped
10 kafru lime leaves cut into julienne strips
225 g of well-drained straw mushrooms
3 tablespoons of fish sauce
4 tablespoons of lime juice
2 finely chopped green onions
10 chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 red chillies without seeds and finely chopped
2 cm of ginger cut into slices and then cut into julienne strips
1 slice of dried galangal, lightly crushed
1 teaspoon of chopped palm sugar
fresh coriander leaves

How is it prepared

Shell the prawns, leaving the tails intact. Clean the prawns, wash them well and drain them thoroughly. Bring the broth to the boil. Add lemongrass, ginger, galangal and half of the kafru lime leaves, according to Simmer slowly, 5-6 minutes, until the soup becomes aromatic. Add the mushrooms and prawns and cook slowly, until the prawns turn orange-pink. Beware, during all this time, Thais do not mix the soup, because, they say, it will acquire a slight flavor from the shrimp.

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250 g of shrimp
3 cloves of garlic
10 ml of olive oil
30 g of butter

For the finish / Ingredients for the filling

50 ml of orange juice
fresh parsley
fresh basil

To serve

pasta / toast
lemon slices

How is it prepared

Put the olive oil, butter and 3 thinly sliced ​​garlic cloves in a large Teflon pan. Be careful to add the shrimp as soon as they acquire a yellowish hue. When it is brown, it already begins to taste bitter, writes Brown the shrimp for 2-3 minutes. Add the fresh prawns to the pan, season with salt and pepper and mix with a spatula so that the heat takes them from all sides, for 2 minutes.

The pre-boiled meats are seasoned and go directly to the second phase, in which this shrimp recipe involves adding orange juice and maintaining the fire for 2 minutes. At the end add the chopped basil and parsley, the rest of the garlic cloves passed through the press. Leave on the stove for up to 1 minute, stirring, then set the pan aside. Serve with pasta or toast

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