Com yam gung (thai shrimp soup)

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
6 Peppercorns
8 Coriander roots
3 Stalks lemon grass
4 cups Fish stock
3 Slices siamese ginger
2 cups Uncooked shrimp
3 tablespoons Lime juice
3 tablespoons Fish suace (nam pla)
5 Red chilies (prik khee nu),
2 tablespoons Chopped coriander

Contributed to the echo by: BOYD NARON DOM YAM GUNG (THAI SHRIMP SOUP) Puree peppercorns and coriander roots. Trim root and tough layers from lemon grass. Thinly slice first six inches. Bring 2 c. of stock to boil. Add coriander paste and simmer while adding lemon grass, ginger and shrimp. Stir in remaining stock and bring to boil. Season with lime juice, fish sauce and chilies. Sprinkle servings with chopped coriander.

Makes 5-½ cups, 4 to 5 servings.

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