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Seafood Tom Yum (Tom Yum Thale) Recipe


  • 10 pcs fresh tiger prawns (more is better to make good stock)
  • 10 pcs fresh mussels, cleaned thoroughly
  • 12 pcs squid rings
  • 2 red cod fish fillets, cut into about 1½” x 1½” chunks
  • 2½ cups water (or vegetable stock)
  • 2 lemongrass stalks, cut into 2” pieces and smashed lightly
  • 6 dried kaffir lime leaves (or fresh)
  • Half a thumb of galangal, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, smashed to release flavor
  • 1 tbsp coriander (cilantro) roots
  • 1 tomato, cut into wedges
  • 1 can of straw mushroom
  • A pinch of salt (optional)
  • Patis (fish sauce)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp chili paste (or more)
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
  • Fresh coriander sprigs for garnishing
Seafood Tom Yum (Tom Yum Thale) Recipe

  1. Wash prawn and dry on paper towels. Remove heads and set aside with shells and legs. Careful not to discard the fat at the base of the heads. Devein prawns.
  2. Heat a tbsp of oil in a deep saucepan. Throw in prawn heads, shells and legs. Cook for about 10 minutes. Crush heads tossing frequently over medium heat until orange-ish. Add water, bring to boil then simmer for 10 minutes. Strain. Discard heads and shells.
  3. Return stock to the saucepan and bring to boil. Throw in mussels, cover with a lid and cook for about a minute. Scoop out and reserve.
  4. Add in squid rings, cover with a lid and cook also for a minute. Scoop out and reserve. Repeat the procedure with the fish filets. Careful not to overcook seafood.
  5. Add kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, coriander roots, galangal, shallot, tomato and mushrooms to the stock. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the soup smells herbal. Add a pinch of salt then throw in the prawns with attached fats. Cook for a minute or until prawns turn orange-ish. Turn off the heat. Scoop out prawns and reserve.
  6. Season stock with fish sauce and lime juice. Add brown sugar, chili and chopped coriander. Strain soup into bowl/s of seafood. Scoop out the mushrooms from the rest of the ingredients and include into the serving. Garnish with sprigs of coriander. Enjoy!

Seafood Tom Yum (Tom Yum Thale) Recipe Seafood Tom Yum (Tom Yum Thale) Recipe Reviewed by kuji hara on 9:55 PM Rating: 5

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