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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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2020
This was really good and better than I've had in a lot of restaurants too. I made this on a whim and live out in the country where the grocery selection is limited so I had to make a couple of small changes. I used the lemongrass in the tube and also the ginger in a tube instead of "fresh". I must admit that it simplified the recipe because there was nothing to fish out before serving. This was really good and one I would make again. Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2020
This was really good and better than I've had in a lot of restaurants too. I made this on a whim and live out in the country where the grocery selection is limited so I had to make a couple of small changes. I used the lemongrass in the tube and also the ginger in a tube instead of "fresh". I must admit that it simplified the recipe because there was nothing to fish out before serving. This was really good and one I would make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2020
This wasn't bad but I'm a bit confused by the 6 servings described here. This made exactly 1 bowl of soup for two of us. I also only used a teaspoon of chili sauce and that felt plenty spicy. A tablespoon would have been too much! Read More
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