asian food tom yum soup

Tom Yum Soup

This is my take on this very popular Asian soup. It takes just 5 minutes and is perfect for something quick and light if you have a bag of frozen peeled prawns in the freezer. This is enough for 4 people.

What you need

2 chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
250g frozen raw prawns
750ml chicken stock
1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
1 clove minced garlic
2 dried red chilis chopped(optional)
Salt and black pepper

The process

Remove the prawns from the freezer and let them thaw

Bring the stock to a boil in a large pot and add chili(if you want it spicy), garlic, ginger and the chicken pieces and allow to cook for 2 minutes.

Taste and season with salt and a good amount of black pepper.

Add the prawns and cook for another 2 minutes.

Remove from the heat and serve straight away.

The prawns should still be firm but cooked through. You can also add chopped bok choy leaves with the prawns as an option which I do sometimes.

For a heartier meal I have poured the soup over cooked egg noodles, which is really good. Try some of the other Asian recipes