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Spicy Sour Soup
From: adam Wetstein

  • 3-4 fresh lime leaves, torn into 2 or 3 pieces
  • 2 stalks lemon grass, outer layers removed, cut into 2" sections
  • 5-6 1/4" slices galangal (Thai ginger)
  • 7-8 squirts dark soy sauce
  • 10-12 sliced mushrooms
  • 1 or more fresh chilis
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 T red chili paste in oil
  • garnish: chopped coriander and green onions
Bring 2-3 c. water to boil in heavy pot and add lime leaves, galangal, and soy sauce.

Pound lemon grass sections several times with pestle or heavy knife and add.

Simmer 5-10 mins to bring out flavour of seasonings.

Bring to boil again and add mushrooms and cook 2-3 mins over medium heat.

Just before serving, pound chilis a few times with pestle and add.

In bottom of serving bowl, combine lime juice and chili paste in oil.

Add a little liquid from the soup and stir.

Add soup. Sprinkle with garnish.