Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lemon Grass Soup


Prawns large                                                        200 gms.
Fish stock                                                            625 ml.
Lemon grass(chopped)                                         2 stalks
Lemon juice                                                          3 tbsps.
Vegetable oil                                                          2 tsps.
Kaffir lime leaves(chopped)                                    3 nos.
Fish sauce                                                             1 tbsp.
Fresh red chili                                                        ½ no.
Green chili                                                             ½ no.
Palm sugar or brownsugar(crushed)                       ½ tsp.
Coriander leaves                                                   for garnishing


1.Peel prawns and remove dark veins;keep aside.
2.Deseed the chilies and thinnly slice them.
3.In a pan heat oil, add prawn shells and stir till it changes colour. Add fish stock
and bring to boil and simmer for 15 mins.
4.Strain the stock and return to pan and discard the shell.
5.Add lemon grass, lime juice, chilies and sugar to the stock and simmer for 2
6.Add prawns and cook on low heat till it is cooked.
7.Serve in warm bowls topped with coriander.


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