Spicy Tom Yum Soup

With my love affair of Asian cuisine whilst I travelled the world for 3 months I fell in love with the food in South-east Asia particularly In Southern Thailand. You would think on your travels without exercising that you would come back a little larger? I actually came back slimmer as the food was just so healthy and fresh. I lived on stir-frys with rice and gorgeous soups like this Spicy Tom Yum Soup I just make for lunch.

This gorgeous soup is more than just a zesty broth. It contains incredible ingredients that are known to help fight cancer and most of the spices I used in this soup are known for their amazing powers to help with anti-inflammatory properties and are a fantastic antioxidant. The power of this soup is certain to boost your immune system naturally and keep you warm.

What you need:

•4 cups (1l) vegetable stock

•2 tbsp. (30g) Tom yum paste

• ½ cup (100ml) canned coconut milk

•1 cup (225g) chopped tomatoes, canned

•1 cup (100g) mushrooms, roughly chopped

•¾ cup (200g) shrimps

•2 tbsp. fish sauce (I used blue dragon)

•1 tbsp. lime juice•coriander, to garnish•chili, to garnish

What to do:

Pour the stock into a pot, add the tom yum paste and bring to a boil. 

Add coconut milk, tomatoes and mushrooms, and cook for about 5 minutes.

Next, add the shrimps, and cook for about 1 minute on low heat. Season with fish sauce and lemon juice.Garnish with fresh coriander and chili to serve.



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