Somlor Machoo Yune (Khmer Cambodian Hot & Sour Soup) Recipe

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  1. Roast the onion, garlic, and ginger under a broiler until charred, about 10 minutes.
  2. Place all stock ingredients in a stockpot except the fish sauce, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Skim off the scum that rises to the surface.
  3. Reduce to a slow simmer. After 15 minutes, remove from heat, and cool.
  4. Remove the chicken and let cool (3/4 lb chicken meat can be shredded, chilled and used later in soup next day).
  5. Return the bones to the pot with the roasted vegetables and add the fish sauce. Return stock to a simmer. Cover and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Remove from heat. Skim as much fat off the top as possible, and strain through cheesecloth. Let the stock cool to room temperature. Refrigerate overnight.
  7. Remove the top layer of fat. You can freeze the stock in ice cube trays, and then store the stock cubes in sealable plastic bags for use whenever you need it.
  8. When ready to finish soup, combine the chicken stock, lemongrass, fish sauce, sugar, galangal and salt in a large pot and bring to a boil.
  9. Add the pineapple, lotus root and tomato. Return to a boil then reduce to a simmer and continue cooking until the vegetables are tender (about 10 minutes).
  10. Add the tamarind juice then gently stir-in the chicken. Return the mixture to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  11. Meanwhile, add the oil to a small pan and heat over high heat. Use this to fry the garlic until just browned then add to the soup.
  12. Stir in the basil and cilantro. Allow to wilt for 1 minute and take off the heat.
  13. Add the egg(s), stirring them into the soup.
  14. Serve the soup ladled into warmed soup bowls and garnished with the birds’ eye chillies. Make sure each guest has one hard boiled egg in their bowl.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 640.88 Kcal (2683 kJ)
Calories from fat 201.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.36g 34%
Cholesterol 125.71mg 42%
Sodium 20706.59mg 863%
Potassium 700.62mg 15%
Total Carbs 40.54g 14%
Sugars 31.04g 124%
Dietary Fiber 2.41g 10%
Protein 26.23g 52%
Vitamin C 26.5mg 44%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 60.5mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 93.02 Kcal (389 kJ)
Calories from fat 29.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.24g 34%
Cholesterol 18.25mg 42%
Sodium 3005.42mg 863%
Potassium 101.69mg 15%
Total Carbs 5.88g 14%
Sugars 4.51g 124%
Dietary Fiber 0.35g 10%
Protein 3.81g 52%
Vitamin C 3.9mg 44%
Iron 0.2mg 7%
Calcium 8.8mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 14.2
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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