Tom Kha Hed Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 198.0
  • Total Fat: 15.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,173.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 7.2 g

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Thai lemongrass and galangal soup, vegetarian style. Thai lemongrass and galangal soup, vegetarian style.
Number of Servings: 8


    4 cups vegetable stock
    6 cups water
    4 stalks lemongrass, fresh
    1 4-5" piece galangal, fresh
    4 tsp sugar
    3 cups coconut milk
    3 serrano chilies, fresh
    4 kaffir lime leaves (optional)
    4 tbsp oyster sauce
    3 cups fresh sliced mushrooms
    1 block of extra firm tofu
    1 large lime


Put stock and water in a large pot and bring to a boil
Meanwhile, cut off skin of galangal and slice inside into 1/2" slices.
Cut bottom 6" of lemongrass stalks and remove outer stalk. Crush inner stalk with flat of knife blade till it begins to release juices.
Once stock is boiling, add lemongrass, galangal, and sugar and bring to simmer. Let simmer 5 minutes.
Add sliced serranno chilis (be careful to wash your hands after slicing chilis), coconut milk and oyster sauce. Bring back to a simmer, and let simmer another 5 minutes.
Once this stage is done, use a straining spoon or a fork to take out all the inedible galangal and lemongrass. You may also remove chili slices if you don't like things super spicy.
Meanwhile, slice up mushrooms and cut tofu into small squares or strips, as you prefer.
Add tofu and mushrooms and cook till mushrooms are slightly soft.
Remove from heat and squeeze in all the lime juice from the lime.
Taste for saltiness, sourness, and sweetness. Add more lime, salt, or sugar if required.
You may serve with a sprig of fresh cilantro and I recommend a big mug of thai tea. Yum!

Serving Size: Makes 8 servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user THORNM.