Perfect Hot and Sour Soup for Winter




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Perfect for warming your soul in this cold winter ;-)

Step 1: Method

225 g unpeeled raw shrimps/prawns

2 lemon grass

1 1/2 L vegetable stock

4 kaffir lime leaves

2 slices ginger root, peeled

4 tbsp fish sauce

4 tbsp fresh/bottled lime juice

2 garlic cloves, minced/crushed

1-2 green onions, chopped

1 fresh chili, cut into strips, seeded if youd like it less spicier

115 g oyster mushrooms, sliced/chopped

Cilantro for garnish

Peel shrimps and set aside

Put shells in large pan

Bruise lemon grass and add it to the pan along with stock, ginger and lime leaves, bring to boil and simmer for 20 mins

Strain into another pan/pot, discard shells, lime leaves and ginger

Add in fish sauce, lime juice, garlic, green onions, chili and mushrooms into the stock and bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes

Add peeled shrimps to the broth and cook for another 3 mins

Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro

Enjoy :)

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