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Kung Tom Yam (Thai Prawn Soup) recipe

This soup’s broth is so robustly flavoredwith lemon and hot peppers it will make your taste buds sit upand take notice!

Another delicious recipe from our Family-FavoriteRecipes Collection.

Recipe: Kung Tom Yam (ThaiPrawn Soup)

2 pounds medium-sized shrimp1 tablespoon vegetable oil8 cups hot water1 1/2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt2 stalks lemon grass or 4 strips lemonrind, peeled thinly4 lemon or other citrus leaves2 or 3 fresh whole birdseye chiles1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, halved or quartered1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce*1/2 cup fresh lemon juice2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves(no stems)4 green onions (green tops included),chopped2 ripe tomatoes, quartered (optional)Hot cooked Jasmine or long grain whiterice for accompaniment

  • Wash, shell (save the shells) and de-veinprawns. Heat oil in large soup pot and saute shells until theyturn pink. Add hot water, salt, lemon grass or rind, citrus leavesand whole chilies. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Strain stock, return to a boil, add prawnsand mushrooms (about a minute after the prawns) and simmer for3 to 4 minutes or until prawns are cooked.
  • Remove from heat and add fish sauce, lemonjuice, cilantro leaves, green onions and the tomato.
  • Suggested Serving: Spoon desired amountof cooked rice into individual serving bowls and ladle hot soupover rice.Makes 6 servings.

    * Fish sauce is available in Asian foodsspecialty stores, but may also be available on the Asian specialtyfoods aisle in your local supermarket. If you prepare a lot ofstir-fry and Asian dishes , you really should keep this producton hand as a staple in your kitchen.

    Cook’s Note: This soup should have a pronouncedlemon flavor. If needed, adjust the amount of lemon juice toachieve this.

    Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6of recipe): 207.9 calories; 22% calories from fat; 5.2g totalfat; 229.8mg cholesterol; 938.0mg sodium; 576.8mg potassium;7.3g carbohydrates; 1.3g fiber; 2.5g sugar; 5.9g net carbs; 32.7gprotein.

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