Winter is rolling around the corner and I know this is the season for the suds and sniffles! I’ve got just the perfect remedy for you… better than chicken noodle soup. This Tom Yum soup is spicy, sour, and perfect to clear up those stuffy noses and sore throats. And guys trust me, again, it’s SO SO simple!
This recipe is so healthy, filled with natural ingredients like lemongrass and lime juice. The base of the soup is just water, but you can also use chicken broth as well, it’ll give it a little extra kick of flavor. What’s great about this recipe, also, is that it can be a vegetarian or vegan recipe. Just remove the shrimp and don’t use chicken broth as a base and your good to go! Simple, fast, and DELICIOUS.
The most common type of meat or seafood in this recipe is always shrimp but you can also use chicken or any desired meat. Or, like stated above, of course you can just keep it simple and use veggies! I love making this recipe because all you have to do is toss all the ingredients into a boiling pot of water or chicken broth. You can also alter the spice level as well as the sourness of the soup; If you cant eat spicy, you can add less chilis. If you want it less sour, just add less lime juice. All up to your preference!
One thing I would recommend, though, is to not completely take out the Thai chili, even if you can’t eat spicy. The chili just adds this beautiful flavor to the soup so if you can’t eat spicy, just add one Thai chili. I promise you it won’t be too spicy!
Drink this on a nice, cold winter day or when you just need that sinus relief. The fun part about Tom Yum, and my favorite part specifically, is how customizable it is. I love taking my spoon and trying a sip at the end to see what more I need to add or how it tastes. It’s lovely to try and alter it based on my own preference. I also LOVEE working with the herbs that in here like lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves. I love lemongrass and how unique it’s flavor and smell is. It always gives off this subtle but beautiful flavor that is just amazing!
I’ll list all the specific ingredients down below for you guys as well as my video for the full details! Don’t forget to add this to your list, especially as the weather starts getting gloomy! I hope you guys have as much fun as I do making this, enjoy 🙂
- about 8-10 shrimp
- 1 lemongrass
- lemon juice (4 small lemons or 2 big lemons)
- 6 small stems of cilantro
- 3 kaffir lime leaves
- 3 whole mushrooms
- 1 tbsp chili paste with soya bean oil
- 1 1/2 cup of water
- 2 thai chili peppers (for medium spice)
- 2 tbsp fish sauce
Here’s my video for full details!