TOM YUM SOUP
4 cups (1 L) chicken broth
2 stalks lemongrass, trimmed, crushed with a side of a cleaver and cut into 1-in (2.5 cm) pieces
3 fresh or frozen kaffir lime leaves
2 to 3 Thai red chilies, seeded and finely sliced
1 x 10 oz (284 ml) can straw mushrooms, drained and halved
¼ lb (50 g) oyster mushrooms, cleaned and coarsely chopped
½ lb (250 g) medium or small shrimp, peeled and deveined
¼ cup (60 ml) lime juice
3 tbsp (45 ml) fish sauce, or to taste
cilantro sprigs and chopped green onions, for garnish
- In a saucepan, bring broth and lemongrass to a boil over high heat. Add lime leaves and chilies and bring back to a boil. Lower to medium-high heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
- Add mushrooms and shrimp and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute or until shrimp are opaque and cooked.
- Remove from heat and add lime juice and fish sauce, to taste. Serve in warm serving bowls and garnish with cilantro and green onions.