Monday, May 31, 2010

Tom Yum Paste

Makes approx. 3/4 cup Tom Yum paste, enough to marinate up to 4 pieces fish or chicken, OR to make 1 pot of soup

4 Tbsp. finely minced lemongrass
5 cloves garlic
1 thumb-size piece galangal, sliced
1 fresh red chili, sliced, OR 1/2 to 3/4 tsp. dried crushed chili (or substitute cayenne pepper)
1/4 cup fresh coriander
2 Tbsp. fish sauce
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. dark soy sauce (OR substitute 1 tsp. regular soy sauce)
1/2 tsp. shrimp paste
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
3 heaping tsp. palm sugar OR brown sugar
2 spring onions, sliced

Mortar and pestle them all up!


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