I made a few modifications to this, such as using the zest and juice of one lime instead of kaffir leaves, doubling the lemongrass, omitting the onion and carrot (I didn't have any around), substituting 2 T. soy sauce for the fish sauce, and three medium sweet potatoes for the potatoes. I also halved the red pepper flakes - heat can always be added, if necessary. Overall, I think the lemon/lime character of the recipe is a bit lacking, but I found that the longer the lemongrass simmered, the stronger its flavor came through. Everything else is very nice, though, and I think this recipe is a great template for experimentation. I also added large chunks of tomato, and used fresh shitake mushrooms instead of the boring button or crimini mushrooms. Recommended!
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I made a few modifications to this, such as using the zest and juice of one lime instead of...