Hot and Sour Tom Yum Soup

    25 minutes

    A lovely hot and sour soup with authentic Thai flavours of coriander, fish sauce, chilli and basil. Use Thai basil if you can find it.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 3 cups (750ml) chicken stock
    • 1 tablespoon tom yum paste
    • 1/2 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 3 stalks lemon grass, inner part, chopped
    • 2 kaffir lime leaves
    • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets - cut into thin strips
    • 100g fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
    • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh green chilli
    • 1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped
    • 1 sprig fresh basil, chopped

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In a large saucepan, bring the chicken stock to a boil. Stir in the tom yum paste and garlic and cook for about 2 minutes. Stir in the lemon grass and kaffir lime leaves. Place the chicken in the saucepan and cook 5 minutes, or until cooked through.
    2. Mix in the mushrooms. Add the fish sauce, lime juice and green chilli. Continue cooking until well blended. Remove from heat and serve hot with the coriander and basil sprinkled on top.

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    This was an excellent recipe, Better then the restaurant, I used red paste instead of tom yum and added a little lime zest and lemon juice to add the sour .. yumo  -  11 Apr 2011


    i love Tom yum. I just don't use garlic and put more kaffir lime leaves. where do you take lemongrass and the paste from? i suggest to buy it online from tom yum shops. Here:  -  06 Dec 2010


    so easy and taste great i used red curry paste instead of the tom yum and has some heat  -  15 Jun 2010