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Tom Yum Noodle Soup - a Thai style hot and sour soup with shrimp, tomatoes, and shiitake mushrooms.

Morsels of Life - Tom Yum - Tom Yum Noodle Soup - a Thai style hot and sour soup with shrimp, tomatoes, and shiitake mushrooms.

After buying some lemongrass, I thought back to Thai food since they regularly use lemongrass. Hot and Sour Soup is a favorite of James, and Tom Yum is the Southeast Asian version. So why not make Tom Yum Noodle Soup? Well, I think I will! This noodle soup is a bit more complex than most, but it's well worth the time and effort. Also, I minced (or tried to mince) the lemongrass. I'd recommend just chopping it up and then straining it. I actually ended up straining it, so just slicing a few times would have saved quite a bit of time compared to mincing. Same goes for ginger. I would have grated or chopped it up well. Except after "mincing" the lemongrass, I didn't feel like it. :)

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Tom Yum Noodle Soup - a Thai style hot and sour soup with shrimp, tomatoes, and shiitake mushrooms.

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Yield: 2 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
2 servings rice noodles
3 cups water or stock
77 grams 1.5 stalks lemongrass
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 pound shrimp, shelled and cleaned
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
1 tablespoon 3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
85 grams 1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
184 grams 1 bell pepper, sliced
1 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon cilantro
2 teaspoons chilies or chili pepper sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1.5 ounces ginger, sliced
87 grams 1/2 cup onions, sliced
56 grams 1 carrot, sliced


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Tom Yum Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Tom Yum Step 2 - Boil lemongrass and ginger in stock. 2. Boil lemongrass and ginger in stock.
Morsels of Life - Tom Yum Step 3 - Strain to remove lemongrass and ginger. 3. Strain to remove lemongrass and ginger.
Morsels of Life - Tom Yum Step 4 - Add onions, mushrooms, and chili peppers, brown sugar, garlic, and fish sauce to stock. 4. Add onions, mushrooms, and chili peppers, brown sugar, garlic, and fish sauce to stock.
Morsels of Life - Tom Yum Step 5 - Stir in shrimp, bell peppers, tomatoes, and carrots. 5. Stir in shrimp, bell peppers, tomatoes, and carrots.
Morsels of Life - Tom Yum Step 6 - Stir in remaining materials and bring to a boil. 6. Stir in remaining materials and bring to a boil.

4 comments:

  1. I love hot and sour soup! This is just what I need on these chilly nights.

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  2. Ah, warm soup on a chilly night - sounds perfect. :)

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  3. Perfect for these snowy, cold nights! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week.

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  4. Nothing better than a bowl of hot soup on a cold night! :) Thanks for stopping by.

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