17 September 2012
Tom Yam Soup
Remove the shells from the prawns and put the prawns to one side
Heat oil in the pot and fry the shells for a minute. Add the water and bring to boil. Reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes. Strain and discard the shells
Return the water to the stove and add the lemon grass, lime leaves and ginger and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the chili and mushroom and simmer for an additional 5 minutes
Add the prawns and remove from heat after 30 seconds, the prawns will continue cooking in the hot water. Stir in the fish sauce, lime juice and nam prig pow. Serve in separate bowls
Garnish with plenty of coriander.
Preparation time: 10 minutes; Cooking time: 10 minutes; Serves 4