Shrimp and Lemongrass Soup

Tome Yum Goong

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Quick & Easy Thai

By Nancie McDermott

Published 2004

  • About

Although world-renowned as the fiery queen of Thai soups, tome yum is very much a quick and easy dish. You need the lemongrass, but you can still make a tasty tome yum without the galanga and wild lime leaves. The roasted chili paste fortifies the broth wonderfully, but it is not essential either. You can also make a rustic, northeastern Thai version of tome yum using chunks of catfish or salmon instead of shrimp, adding a generous handful of halved cherry tomatoes and a quintet of tiny Tha