“Thai Coconut Soup with Shrimps, (Tom Kha Goong)”

Tom Kha Goong

Ingredients for making the Tom Kha Goong

  • 3 cups chicken (or vegetable) broth, low sodium
  • 2 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, cut in half lengthwise (or 1 Tbsp lemongrass paste)
  • 1-2 tsp red curry paste (according to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 can (15oz.) light coconut milk
  • 1 cup shitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, cut into strips (or diced)
  • 10-12 medium shrimp (approx.. ½ lb.) peeled and de veined
  • 1-2 Tbsp lime juice (according to taste)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Jasmine rice, cooked (optional)
  • sriracha sauce (optional- to taste)

Method for making the Tom kha Goong

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven add broth, ginger, lemongrass, curry paste and fish sauce and simmer for about 10 mins.
  2. Add coconut milk, mushrooms and red bell peppers. Continue to cook stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are soft (about 5 min.). Add shrimp, continue to cook until shrimp are fully cooked (about 5 min.). Remove from heat, remove lemongrass stalks and stir in lime juice. Stir in cilantro, reserving a small amount for garnish.
  3. Can be served as a soup or over jasmine rice for a heartier meal option.
  4. you should be able to find fish sauce at well stocked grocery stores, fish sauce is the only seasoning for this authentic devil cuisine.

Published by Avtar Singh Rana

A brief about Chef Avtar Singh Rana Chef Avtar Singh Rana a passionate professional celebrity chef having more than 2 decades of experience. A chef who wears different hats, who ranges from the city Delhi is someone who loves interaction and discovery with a vision of always coming up with the best and true perfectionist at his work, he dwells in photography, traveling and of course food. He started his carrier with Taj Group of hotels, in the year 1998 and since then has only achieved milestones and growth immensely his hunger to learn and explore more got him travelling to the middle east, Oman, KSA , multiple times, where he worked for some of the iconic hotels. His talent also brought him recognition from Radisson, Starwood and Accor, where he was responsible for the preopening of the hotels. An individual who leads by the examples and has the knack of grasping quickly and extend warm hospitality.

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