Thai soup (Tom yam)

Thai Soup (Tom Yum) by Salpy Rozario

5 cups water
3 lemon grass stems only. Bruised
4 kaffir lime leaves chopped
… 1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, thinly sliced
3-4 red Thai chilis, chopped thin
¾ lb Shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 large mushrooms, thinly sliced
Juice of 4 limes
2 tbls fish sauce
1 tbls Tom Yum Soup paste
Salt to taste
Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish

Combine first five ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and gently boil for about 5 minutes until fragrant.
Add shrimp and mushrooms. Heat and stir for 4 minuts, until shrimp is pink. Add the remaining ingredients, excluding the cilantro. Stir and remove from heat. Garnish with cilantro leaves after serving in bowls. Enjoy.

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