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Shrimp Soup

with Mushrooms and Lemongrass
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Shrimp Soup

Shrimp Soup - Hot and sour tom yam gung: a Thai specialty!

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Health Score:
9,8 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
45 min.
Preparation
Calories:
94
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

The Thai soup Tom Yam Gung with shrimps, mushrooms and lemon grass already covers about one third of the daily requirement of iodine and the B-vitamin niacin. The shrimps and mushrooms ensure a high protein content and thus the satiation factor of this spicy Thai snack.

If you would like to serve the soup as a light dinner rather than as an appetizer, you should allow for double the amount. For the vegetarian or vegan version of this delicacy, the shrimps can be replaced by tofu cubes and the fish sauce by soy sauce.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie94 kcal(4 %)
Protein12 g(12 %)
Fat3 g(3 %)
Carbohydrates4 g(3 %)
Sugar added1 g(4 %)
Roughage1.5 g(5 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.7 μg(4 %)
Vitamin E2.6 mg(22 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin4.1 mg(34 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate15 μg(5 %)
Pantothenic acid0.5 mg(8 %)
Biotin3.6 μg(8 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.4 μg(13 %)
Vitamin C13 mg(14 %)
Potassium256 mg(6 %)
Calcium55 mg(6 %)
Magnesium31 mg(10 %)
Iron1.7 mg(11 %)
Iodine71 μg(36 %)
Zinc1.5 mg(19 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.3 g
Uric acid63 mg
Cholesterol76 mg
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Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
9 ounces shrimp (unpeeled)
2 stalks Lemongrass
5 black peppercorns
½ tablespoon Canola oil
1 piece fresh Galangal or ginger (about 20 g)
1 Lime
2 small red chile peppers
4 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
½ teaspoon Palm sugar (or cane sugar)
4 ounces small button Mushroom
1 scallion
½ bunch cilantro
salt
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Small knife, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Pot (with lid), 1 Peeler, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Small bowl, 1 large Bowl, 1 Paper towel, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Ladle

Preparation steps

1.
Shrimp Soup preparation step 1

Peel shrimp, leaving tail intact (save shells).

2.
Shrimp Soup preparation step 2

Devein shrimp.

3.
Shrimp Soup preparation step 3

Rinse shrimp, pat dry with paper towels and cut into thirds. Cover and chill. Rinse shrimp shells and drain.

4.
Shrimp Soup preparation step 4

Rinse lemongrass and trim both ends. Cut 1 stalk lemongrass into 3 cm (approximately 1 1/2-inch) long pieces and flatten pieces slightly with the side of a heavy knife. Crush peppercorns.

5.
Shrimp Soup preparation step 5

Cook shrimp shells in hot oil for about 3 minutes. Add lemongrass pieces, peppercorns and 1 liter (approximately 1 quart) of water. Bring to a boil, cover and cook for 15 minutes over low heat.

6.
Shrimp Soup preparation step 6

Meanwhile, peel the galangal or ginger root and cut into thin slices.

7.
Shrimp Soup preparation step 7

Cut lower portion of remaining lemongrass into thin rings.

8.
Shrimp Soup preparation step 8

Rinse the lime in hot water, wipe dry, cut in half and squeeze. Rinse chiles, pat dry, cut in half lengthwise, remove ribs and seeds and finely chop. Combine chiles with 4 tablespoons lime juice, fish sauce and sugar in a bowl and set aside.

9.
Shrimp Soup preparation step 9

Wipe mushrooms gently with a damp paper towel, cut off stems and cut the mushrooms into quarters.

10.
Shrimp Soup preparation step 10

Pour shrimp broth through a fine sieve into a bowl, then return to pot, add lemongrass rings and galangal or ginger and bring to the boil.

11.
Shrimp Soup preparation step 11

Add shrimp and mushrooms and cook, covered, on low heat for 3 minutes.

12.
Shrimp Soup preparation step 12

Meanwhile, rinse scallion and cut into very thin rings. Rinse cilantro, shake dry and pluck the leaves.

13.
Shrimp Soup preparation step 13

Add lime juice with chile mixture and scallion to the soup. Season with salt, sprinkle with cilantro and serve.