Rating: 5 stars
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This homemade hot and sour soup (tom yum) is easier than most recipes you will find. I have simplified a sometimes complex recipe for those like me who can have a hard time finding some of the original ingredients. This is my favorite recipe, better than any tom yum in the many restaurants I have been to.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine vegetable broth and shrimp in a pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a low boil for 10 minutes, then lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove shrimp from the broth and remove and discard shells; set shrimp aside.

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  • Add lime juice, lime pulp, chile peppers, lemon grass, tom yum paste, fish sauce, sugar, chile sauce, and ginger slices to the broth; cook for 10 minutes. Remove chile peppers, lemongrass, and ginger slices with a slotted spoon and discard. Add cooked shrimp and remove from the heat.

  • Ladle soup into bowls and top with mushroom slices and green onions.

Cook's Note:

Regular white mushrooms can be used in place of baby bellas.

Nutrition Facts

146 calories; protein 15g; carbohydrates 18.1g; fat 2.2g; cholesterol 115mg; sodium 1009.1mg. Full Nutrition
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