Tom yum or tom yam is a type of hot and sour Thai soup, usually cooked with shrimp. Tom yum has its origin in Thailand. The words “tom yam” are derived from two Thai words. Tom refers to the boiling process, while yam means ‘mixed’.
- 2 stalks lemongrass
- 2 thai red chili peppers, sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon galangal, minced
- 1 tablespoon refined coconut oil
- 5 cups vegetable broth(1.2 L)
- 1 large tomato, diced
- 5 lime leaves
- 1 cup coconut milk(240 mL)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 7 oz extra firm tofu(200 g), cubed
- 6 oz cremini mushroom(165 g), sliced
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 1 tablespoon agave
- salt, to taste
- fresh cilantro leaf, for garnish
- Trim off the top third and very bottom of the lemongrass stalks. Using the side of a knife, press down across the stalks to bruise the lemongrass and release the oils. Chop each stalk into 4 pieces and set aside.
- Add the chili peppers, garlic, and galangal to a mortar and pestle and grind into a paste. Set aside.
- Melt the coconut oil in a large pot over medium heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the lemongrass and cook for 3-4 minutes, until fragrant. Add the chili pepper paste and cook for another 3-4 minutes, until fragrant.
- Add the vegetable broth, tomato, lime leaves, coconut milk, and soy sauce and stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Cover, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, until broth has reduced slightly.
- Add the tofu and mushrooms and stir to combine. Cook for 5 minutes, until the mushrooms are tender.
- Add the lime juice and agave and stir to combine. Season with salt to taste.
- Garnish with cilantro and serve.
- Category: Main
- Cuisine: Thai
- Calories: 1235
- Sugar: 24g
- Fat: 95g
- Carbohydrates: 76g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 8g
Keywords: Tom Yum Soup