Hot and Sour thai SoupSubmitted by: JEFFRE8
8 cups chicken broth
2 stalks fresh lemongrass, sliced on a bias in 2-inch pieces
4 kaffir lime leaves
1-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
2 red chiles
2 Tbsp fish sauce
1 1/2 tsp sugar (or sugar supplement)
2 limes, juiced
2 green onions, sliced
1 handful fresh cilantro
** You can also add anything else to the soup you like (E.g. potatoes, peeled shrimp, cooked chicken, tofu, carrot, mushrooms, etc)
Uncover and add the fish sauce, sugar, and other vegetables that you choose to include (such as potato, mushrooms, carrot). Simmer for 5 minutes. (If you include shrimp, chicken, toss in and cook for 8 min).
Remove from heat and add lime juice, green onions, and cilantro. Taste for salt and spices- you should have an equal balance of spicy, salty, and sour.
NOTE: Lemongrass and lime leaves are for flavour only and should not be eaten! (If you like, you can strain these out after broth is infused).
Makes 6 servings.
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JEFFRE8.
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This recipe is an exact duplicate of the one I have been using for the past 5 yrs and it doesn't get any better! When I can't find the lime leaves I use the zest of a sm. lime instead. The ingredients also dictate the stock base- seafood= a shrimp or dashi base while chicken or pork= chicken/veg. - 10/20/10