Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yum Soup – Yum (Yes I said Yum – Sue me)

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Tom Yum Soup is a fragrant, spicy, salty sour soup from Thailand, and if you’ve read any of my earlier posts, you will see some Thai influences in the recipes. Also, at the time of writing I’m on an on the “fast Diet” or 5:2 diet. Basically you can eat whatever you want five days  week, and the other two (Non consecutive) days, you restrict you calorie intake to 600 for men and 500 for Women. The reason Thai food features so heavily in my 5:2 experiment is simple, it’s flavorful and healthy.

This Tom Yum Soup is no exception, in its purest form, you would use prawns instead of Chicken, mine has both. I like prawns and my wife doesn’t. This particular recipe is adapted from here http://www.thaikitchen.com/recipes/soups/tom-yum-soup.aspx I’ve used a full chicken breast, and poached it in the chicken stock, added my prawns, and excluded the mushroom (I didn’t have any).

Tom Yum Soup
Ingredients

Ingredients – serves 2 – 3

2 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons Fish Sauce
1 tablespoons sugar
1 inch piece Galangal or Ginger
1 stalk Lemon grass
2 pieces Kaffir Lime Leaves
2 tablespoons Tom Yum Paste
200 grams boneless skinless chicken breasts,
150 grams Fresh prawns
1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
2 Bird Eye Chilies, chopped
1 small tomato, diced, or several cherry tomatoes
Chopped fresh coriander, and or Basil to garnish

Poaching chicken
Poaching chicken

Method

BRING broth, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, galangal, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves to boil in large saucepan. Reduce heat to low add the chicken breast; simmer 15 minutes.

STIR in chili paste until well blended. Add, onion and chilies and prawns; simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, remove chicken and shred, return to the pot. Stir in tomato.

LADLE into soup bowls. Garnish with fresh corriander or basil

Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yum Soup
Tom Yum Soup
Serves 3
A fragrant, spicy, salty sour soup from Thailand
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276 calories
18 g
167 g
5 g
38 g
1 g
389 g
1703 g
10 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
389g
Servings
3
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276
Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
8%
Saturated Fat 1g
7%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 167mg
56%
Sodium 1703mg
71%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 10g
Protein 38g
Vitamin A
16%
Vitamin C
84%
Calcium
8%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups chicken stock
  2. 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  3. 2 tablespoons Fish Sauce
  4. 1 tablespoons sugar
  5. 1 inch piece Galangal or Ginger
  6. 1 stalk Lemon grass
  7. 2 pieces Kaffir Lime Leaves
  8. 2 tablespoons Tom Yum Paste
  9. 200 grams boneless skinless chicken breasts,
  10. 150 grams Fresh prawns
  11. 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
  12. 2 Bird Eye Chilies, chopped
  13. 1 small tomato, diced, or several cherry tomatoes
  14. Chopped fresh coriander, and or Basil to garnish
Instructions
  1. BRING broth, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, galangal, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves to boil in large saucepan. Reduce heat to low add the chicken breast; simmer 15 minutes.
  2. STIR in chili paste until well blended. Add, onion and chilies and prawns; simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, remove chicken and shred, return to the pot. Stir in tomato.
  3. LADLE into soup bowls. Garnish with fresh corriander or basil
Adapted from thaikitchen.com
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calories
276
fat
5g
protein
38g
carbs
18g
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Adapted from thaikitchen.com
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