Thai Shrimp Soup - Tum Yum Goong
Yummy Thai Recipes for Vegetarians
Originally this is Tum Yum Goong or Thai Shrimp Soup recipe which I modified to make it a vegetarian dish. It is all up to you to add Shrimp, Chicken or add more veggies.
Thai food is famous all around the world. Originally, Thai-cooking ingredients were seafood, plant and herbs. Traditionally Thai cooking methods were baking, stewing & grilling. Frying, stir-frying and deep-frying were introduced by Chinese food influences.
Rice is staple food in Thailand & only sweet-smelling Thai jasmine rice is used in Thai cuisine. Majority of Thai dishes use lots of Thai chilies, lime juice and lemon grass & other herbs. Several kinds of Curries, green, yellow, red, also stir-fry’s & deep-fry’s. Curries are served with rice or over the rice.
I am answering this request made by “countrywomen” for Thai recipes for vegetarians. I hope you will like the recipes.
Original request from “countrywomen” was for 5 recipes I will add more as soon as I have some time.
Please enjoy these Thai food recipes recipes until I add more. Feel free to ask questions & if you don’t have any questions please leave your precious comments.
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Thai Tom Yum Veggies
This recipe is originally “ Tum Yum Goong” Thai Shrimp Soup very famous dish. I modified it’s ingredients to make it pure vegetarian recipe because one of the ingredients is fish sauce.
32 Oz or 500ml water
2 Cut the lemon grass into 3-inch pieces & pound it with hammer to bruise it to release the fragrance
4 Pieces of kaffir lime leaves
1 lbs or 500g white button mushrooms (slice it in small pieces)
4 Thai Green chilies chopped
½ tsp salt or add more according to your own taste
2 large limes (squeeze their juice)
Few cilantro leaves chopped
Preparation for Thai Tom Yum
Boil water in a Wok or a pot Add lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, sliced mushrooms and Thai chilies, add squeezed lime juice. Remove lemon grass stalks and kaffir lime leaves. Sprinkle few cilantro leaves & serve it hot. Please add any other veggies like, Carrots, Peas or whatever you like.
Tom Yum Goong - Sour shrimp soup
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