Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tom Yum Soup

I find the site fairly dependable.  Though I'm happy to make Thai food with what's on hand, these are solid recipes that are a good framework.  

Vermont, having fewer people, has fewer thai restaurants than the San Francisco Bay area. So when I'm not in the mood to drive to or pay for amazing thai food, I make good thai food at home.

Tom Yum recipe at
My notes:
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons Better than Bouillion Vegetarian or Chicken
  • 1/2 tsp. lime zest
  • 2 stalks minced lemongrass,
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger
  • 1 fresh red chili, minced, OR 1-2 tsp. Thai chili sauce, OR 1/2 to 3/4 tsp. dried crushed chili OR cayenne pepper
  • generous handful of fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce 
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • optional: handful of fresh basil
  • optional: other vegetables of your choice: baby bok choy, bell pepper, green beans, etc.