Hot-and-Sour Prawn Soup with Lemon Grass Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Hot-and-Sour Prawn Soup with Lemon Grass Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Hot-and-Sour Prawn Soup with Lemon Grass

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"A very simple soup that gives off a complex aroma and flavor. One taste of these prawns in the spicy and sour broth will send your taste buds to the tropics."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    35 mins

Directions

  1. Shell and devein the prawns, reserving the shells. Rinse the shells and place them in a large saucepan with the chicken stock. Bruise the lemon grass stalks, and add them to the broth along with half of the lime leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer gently until the lemon grass changes color, and the stock becomes fragrant, about 5 minutes. Strain the stock and return to the saucepan. Discard the solids.
  2. Return the stock to a simmer, and add the mushrooms and prawns. Cook until the prawns are pink. Stir in the fish sauce, lime juice, 2 tablespoons green onion, cilantro, red chilies, and remaining lime leaves. Taste, and adjust seasoning if necessary. The soup should be sour, salty, spicy and hot. Garnish with remaining green onions.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 02, 2003

Very delicious! I'm sure it's even better with the lime leaves, which I didn't have, but even without it was very good, and it's quite easy to prepare.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 12, 2005

I added undon noodles. This is good but does not even hold a candle to "Adrienne's Tom Ka Gai" from this site. The other recipe knocks you socks off ---awsome. This one is just okay---AND I had a hard time finding straw mushroom, look in the canned goods section.

 
Apr 25, 2008

I love this recipe. It's simple but delicious. I used canned straw mushrooms, too. I've never seen them fresh even in well-stocked Asian markets here in Canada. Do try this recipe!!

 
Jul 02, 2009

This was a fantastic recipe! My boyfriend absolutely loved it, and it had so much flavor and was so easy to make, I would definitely recommend it! Canned straw mushrooms seemed to work fine for me, too.

 
Feb 02, 2014

Don't hesitate to make this recipe if you cannot find kaffir lime leaves in your grocery store. I made it without, and the soup was still absolutely amazing! I added some chinese noodles and used water and miso instead of chicken broth, and it was a perfect. I will definitely make this again.

 
Jan 14, 2014

YUM! So easy & quick, and soooo tasty!

 
Nov 10, 2012

Good recipe, I tried it as it was presented. Good! I make this dish too, I use half the lime leaves, be cautious with the lime juice. Straw mushrooms are canned I dont like the slimy texture so I use fresh button mushrooms sliced. I also dont use chicken broth, I use only the stock left from the prawn shells try it. Either way a good dish serve with rice on the side!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 2.3 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 27 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 1688 mg
  • 68%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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