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Easy Tom Yum Soup Recipe, Step by Step!


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Step 1: Measure Stock into Soup Pot
Pouring out Broth for Tom Yum Soup

Measuring Stock into Soup Pot

Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 01/18/10
For a 1-page version of this recipe, see: Tom Yum Soup Recipe (1-page printable version).

Step 1: Measure 6 cups good-tasting chicken stock into a soup pot (SERVES 2-3). Vegetarians/Vegans: substitute vegetable soup or faux chicken stock.

For this recipe you will also need:

  • 1 stalk lemongrass , OR frozen prepared lemongrass (see step 2)
  • 3-4 kaffir lime leaves OR 1/2 tsp. grated lime zest
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • optional: 2 tsp. grated ginger (good if you have a cold)
  • 3 Tbsp. fish sauce OR 4 Tbsp. soy sauce if vegetarian
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 fresh red chili, OR 1/8 to 1/3 tsp. dried crushed chili
  • 12-16 shrimp OR 1-2 cups soft tofu
  • Vegetables: your choice of mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, bok choy, broccoli
  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil and/or 1/2 cup fresh coriander/cilantro
  • optional: 1 tsp. brown sugar
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