Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yum is hot and sour soup from Thai Cuisine. Thai Food is quite spicy and that's why perfect for any Indian Palate. Tom yum soup is hot and sour which is a perfect combination for cold winter nights . Nothing beats a steaming hot bowl of soup in winter. This is the second soup recipe that I am sharing with you and more will come throughout winter :). My kids love soups, though this one can be little bit spicy for them but they are soup lovers and their favorite soup is Minestrone(from olive garden restaurant). Okay then let's get started with Tom Yum Soup.

3 15 oz cans of Vegetarian Vegetable Broth
2 inch ginger, sliced
2 stalks lemon grass sliced on a bias into approximately 2 inch pieces
2 red chili's
Lime zest of 1 lime
Juice from 1 lime
1 carrot, sliced
1 cup cubed Tofu(Firm)
Fresh chopped cilantro

Boil stock in a sauce pan on a medium heat. Add lemon grass, ginger, lime zest and chilies. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes so that all the wonderful flavors are infused in broth. Uncover the broth and add tofu, carrot and salt. Boil again for 7-8 minutes until carrot is cooked. Turn off the gas, add lime juice and chopped cilantro. Give it a taste, the soup should have perfect balance of spicy, salty and sour. Adjust the seasonings accordingly. Remove lemongrass and ginger before serving.
Steaming hot Tom Yum Soup is ready!!