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Tom Yum Soup

Tom-Yum-Soup

Ingredients
(serves 6)
• 2 peeled and seeded tomatoes
• chestnut or nameko mushrooms
• 12 Vietnamese mint leaves
• 2 shredded kaffir lime leaves
• 1 large finely sliced red chilli
• 12 green king prawns
• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
• 1 stalk sliced lemongrass
• 2 red birds eye chillies
• 1 kaffir lime zest
• 2 teaspoons minced galangal (ginger is fine if you can’t get galangal)
• 4 Thai eggplants
• 1/2 packet rice vermicelli
• 2 teaspoons minced ginger
• 5 finely chopped garlic cloves
• 3 sliced red shallots
• 2 chopped coriander roots
• 1 tablespoon chopped spearmint leaf
• 2 litres fish stock
• 75 ml fish sauce
• 85 ml strained lime juice

Method
Pound the garlic, shallots, coriander roots, mint leaves, ginger, galangal, lemon grass, chillies and kaffir lime leaves. Remove the shells & heads from the prawns, then the intestinal tracts. Butterfly prawns open and set aside. Heat oil in a wide saucepan and fry prawn heads and shells over moderate heat until they are pinkish in colour, remove from the pan. In the same pan, fry aromatics and herbs until fragrant and just beginning to colour. Return prawn heads and shells to the pan and stir to incorporate. Add stock and bring to the simmer over gentle heat then cook for 45 minutes Strain through a fine meshed sieve, getting rid of the solids. Return soup to rinsed out pan, stir in the fish sauce and lime juice whilst the soup is very hot, taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Simmer prawns, eggplants, vermicelli & mushrooms in soup for 2 minutes and transfer soup and prawns to hot serving bowls. Add tomato slices, Vietnamese mint leaves, lime leaves and chilli.

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