Thai Lemongrass and Chile Soup (Tom Yum) Recipe

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Thai Lemongrass and Chile Soup (Tom Yum)
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  1. In medium saucepan, heat vegetable broth to a simmer with lemongrass and lime leaves if desired.
  2. In small skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add garlic and ginger, and cook, stirring often, about 30 seconds.
  4. When broth has simmered for 5 minutes, remove lemongrass and lime leaves and discard.
  5. Add cooked garlic and ginger to broth.
  6. Return broth to a boil, and stir in chile paste and mushrooms.
  7. Cook until mushrooms have wilted, about 30 seconds, then stir in lime juice and fish sauce.
  8. Remove from heat, and ladle soup into small bowls along with your favorite rice noodles.
  9. Top each bowl with chopped tomatoes, cilantro and a pinch of hot green chiles if you want it really really spicy.
  10. Alternatively, tomatoes and chiles can be mixed together and placed in small serving bowl for people to help themselves (this way people can make it as spicy as they want).
  11. For Vegetarian/Vegan omit the fish sauce and use the soy.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 215.99 Kcal (904 kJ)
Calories from fat 59.15 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.57g 10%
Cholesterol 3.29mg 1%
Sodium 2013.98mg 84%
Potassium 735.16mg 16%
Total Carbs 35.41g 12%
Sugars 8.87g 35%
Dietary Fiber 4.04g 16%
Protein 7.5g 15%
Vitamin C 53.4mg 89%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Calcium 53.7mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 59.63 Kcal (250 kJ)
Calories from fat 16.33 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.81g 10%
Cholesterol 0.91mg 1%
Sodium 555.96mg 84%
Potassium 202.94mg 16%
Total Carbs 9.77g 12%
Sugars 2.45g 35%
Dietary Fiber 1.12g 16%
Protein 2.07g 15%
Vitamin C 14.7mg 89%
Iron 0.9mg 18%
Calcium 14.8mg 5%

* 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

  • 4.1
  • 6

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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