The words “tom yam” are derived from two Thai words. “Tom” refers to the boiling process, while “yam” refers to a Thai spicy and sour salad. Tom yum is characterized by its distinct hot and sour flavors, with fragrant spices and herbs generously used in the broth. The soup is also made with fresh ingredients such as lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce, and crushed red chili peppers.
300gms tailed, cleaned prawns/ shelled prawns
2 Thai chillies (red)
5 cups water
1 small shallot (diced)
1 tomato (diced)
1 stalk lemongrass (cut into chunks)
4 – 5 Kafir lime leaves
3 – 4 slices of Galangal
4 – 5 sprigs of coriander
6 – 8 mushrooms
4 tbspns store bought Tom Yum chilli paste or 6 – 8 red dried chillies (soaked in ¼ cup soy bean oil & ¼ cup lime juice overnight) (crushed into paste) (picture of store bought below)
Put everything except for the chilli paste, mushrooms, coriander & prawns in a pot and let it boil for 20 minutes. Add shrimp, mushrooms & chilli paste and cook for further 10 minutes or until the shrimp is cooked.
Pour it in the serving pot and serve with few sprigs of fresh coriander.
These satay sticks are made according to my recipe and preferences but I have given you a plenty of choices, you can change it accordingly but my recipe is Ayesha’s Kitchen’s recipe, do try this and let me know …
1 kg boneless chicken breasts or thighs
4 – 6 tbspns satay sauce*
2 tbspns olive oil
-Take chicken breasts or thigh meat, I prefer breast piece because its odourless, low in cholesterol and pure white meat, well you can take thigh meat because it is very moist and very juicy, up to you, wash and pat with a kitchen towel.
-Marinade them in half of the satay sauce. Well here I have said 4 – 6 tbspns, that is up to you, if you like satay sauce than 6 tbspns otherwise I prefer 4 tbspns because I don’t like it much. I use it just For adding a peculiar satay taste.
-Marinade it For 20 minutes.
-Now pass skewers* through them, one skewer For 5 – 6 pieces.
-Now grill them in a preheated oven For 20 minutes or on charcoal grill or in a Frying pan with a tbspn of olive oil For 30 minutes, but the best part is on charcoal grill.