Fragrant Prawn and Lemongrass Soup

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Ken Hom Cooks Thai

By Ken Hom

Published 2001

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A wise man once said: ‘A weed is a plant for which we haven’t yet found a use.’ Lemongrass looks like a weed, grows like a weed, and, like a weed, needs relatively little care; I am sure that long ago it was regarded as a weed. Until, that is, some bright cook took seriously its subtle lemony fragrance and tried the ‘weed’ in a variety of delicious dishes.

In any event, lemongrass is a Thai standard and fits in nicely with the many other spices and seasonings that give Thai soups th