Hot-and-Sour Prawn Soup with Lemon Grass

Hot-and-Sour Prawn Soup with Lemon Grass

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dakota kelly 24

"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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35 m servings 182 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 2.3 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.2g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 27 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Sodium:
  • 1688 mg
  • 68%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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Most helpful positive review

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

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 h...

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.

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 h...

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!!

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 ...

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 us...

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 ...

Lovely .. thanks for the recipe ... Made a double batch. I used oyster sauce instead of fish sauce, large package of ramon noodles & tons of mushrooms I cooked off first with chinese spicy oi...

YUM! So easy & quick, and soooo tasty!