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Tom yum homemade

Made my own tom yum paste and soup without pre-bought tom yum paste.  Serves 4

Tom Yum Soup Paste and soup all homemade no jar paste used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

(Optional add 1tb tom yum paste or Thai red chili paste)

1 Cup Chicken stock

1 palm sugar cube

1tb peanut or olive oil

1tsp lemongrass

1tsp red chili

2 cloves garlic minced

1 red onion

1cube shrimp paste

1 lime juiced

1tsp tapioca flour

3 tomatoes cubed

1cm thumb piece ginger or galangal

1tsp sambal olek

1tsp kaffir lime leaf

1tsp fish sauce

1/2 packet Shitake Mushrooms

1 handful fresh coriander and stalks

(*I didn’t have prawns or chicken but you can add them if you want authentic tom yum).

It can be served as a clear soup or you could add 1-2Tb coconut milk for a creamy tom yum

 Method

Place all ingredients into pot and bring to boil slowly then reduce heat and simmer until fragrant and tomatoes have cooked down.

 

 

Soups: Winter

A cold winters day can be brightened with these warm soups.

Pumpkin Ginger Soup with Brown Sugar Garnish (this Creamy pumpkin with ginger soup. This Recipe is subject to copyright but has only a handful of ingredients. It is not a classic soup base that has carrot, celery and onion so it was a nice change.)

 

Pumpkin with Ginger Soup with Caesar Croutons

 

Vegetable Soup Base (This is my go to soup base : Carrot, Onion, Celery then add Passata and herbs and pasta. I sometimes add tomatoes or sausages to it as well. I use to call it my Heart Friendly Soup. This time I made it with mushrooms, gluten-free wheat-free pasta and added tomato sauce as I didn’t have tomatoes. Herbs were Oregano, Italian Mixed Herbs, Basil, Garlic Powder. I made enough to have a couple of meals so I will add things to it and post them as I have them.)

 

Vegetable Base Soup Add Tomato Sauce & Caesar Croutons

 

Vegetable Base Soup Add Tomato Sauce & Sausages

 

Carrot and ginger soup ; onion, celery, carrot, chicken stock, ginger powder

 

Carrot ginger soup (Carrot and ginger soup ; onion, celery, carrot, chicken stock, ginger powder) serve  w kale chips

 

Carrot and ginger soup ; onion, celery, carrot, chicken stock, ginger powder served with croutons

 

Organic baked beans, gluten-free wheat-free pasta and vegetable base soup : passata, tomato sauce, garlic, chicken stock, Italian herbs, carrot, onion, celery

 

Vegetable Baked Bean Soup with Gluten-Free wheat-free Pasta (Organic baked beans, gluten-free wheat-free pasta and vegetable base soup : passata, tomato sauce, garlic, chicken stock, Italian herbs, carrot, onion, celery)

 

Curry chicken coconut soup (See Base Chicken Dish Sauce #2 for recipe))

 

Soup: Basic plus Variations

It’s beginning to get colder and I love to make soups for fillers between meals or to have as a meal itself. Here are some basic and quick recipes to make . Serves 6-8.  *Tip these “base ingredients” can also be used as a starter for stir fries just leave out the stock but then add green shallots, curry, chili, Asian sauces, Meat, Fish, Seafood, Poultry or Asian vegetables (such as wombok, bok choy, water chestnuts, baby corn spears, bean sprouts )and serve on its own or with rice or quinoa

Soup Base Ingredients 

2 Carrots diced

2 celery stalks diced

1 onion diced

2 garlic cloves diced

1cm piece ginger diced

1 Cup Chicken Stock (or bone broth if avail)

Light Pinch Sea-Salt

Light pinch White Pepper

 Method: 

Dice ingredients then add to soup maker with choice of variations then press smooth for smooth soup, chunky for chunky or blend to just blend.  *Make sure stock is up to the min or max line on soup maker.

If you don’t have a soup maker it can be done in a pot on stove until vegetables are cooked and tender then put in blender and blitz until thick.

Variations to add to base ingredients 

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable soup: 1 leek, 400g organic tomatoes crushed, 1/4 cabbage sliced finely, 1 cup green beans, options to add : passatta or pasta sauce, cleaver’s organic hotdogs

Pumpkin Soup with Parsley


 
Pumpkin Soup with parsley : 1/2 butternut pumpkin, 1 pouch salt reduced tomato paste, 15g butter diced, Garnish Parsley Flakes

Sweet potato and pumkin curry soup

Sweet potato and pumpkin curry soup: 1/4 butternut pumpkin diced, 1 sweet potato diced, 1tsp curry powder keens, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/2ts tarragon, 15g organic butter diced , Garnish Fresh Coriander