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Vegetarian Not-so-Hot & Sour Tom Yam

Course Soup
Cuisine Thai
Keyword lycooking, lyukum cooking lab, pumpkin, recipe, soup, Thai, vegetables
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 2 portions

Ingredients

for soup

  • 2 cups water or vegetable stock
  • 5 oz squash or mixed vegetables
  • 1 kaffir lime leaf
  • 1 stack lemongrass
  • 4 slices galangal fresh
  • 2 oz mushrooms canned straw or fresh breech
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp brown sugar palm
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Thai red chili pepper
  • 1/4 cup cilantro fresh
  • 1 tbsp coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp nam prik pao vegetarian

for vegetarian nam prik pao

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 70 g shallot
  • 25 g garlic
  • 50 g Fresno chili peppers
  • 2 tbsp cashew nuts
  • 1 tbsp red miso
  • 1 tsp brown sugar palm
  • 2 tsp key lime juice
  • 1.5 tbsp light soy sause
  • 1.5 tbsp dark soy sause
  • 1 tbsp sriracha or add more to your taste

for rice

  • 1/2 cup long-grain rice
  • 3/4 cup water cold

Instructions

for vegetarian nam prik pao

  • In a wok, fry onion, chilies, and garlic in hot oil until dark golden brown.
  • Separately, using mortar and pestle, crush cashew nuts and mix with sugar, lime juice, miso, and two types of soy sauces. Add fried shallot, garlic, and chilies into the mortar and mix thoroughly. Balance the heat with sriracha.
    Vegetarian Nam Prik Pao

for rice

  • Soak rice in cold water for 30 minutes.
  • Strain soaked rice. Add fresh cold water and bring to a boil. Stir, reduce the heat to minimum, cover, and cook for 15 min. Turn off the heat and keep covered (for steaming) for another 15 min.

for soup

  • In a medium saucepan, bring water to a gentle boil over medium heat. Smash the lower part of the lemongrass stalk, slice galangal, remove the stem and cut kaffir lime leaf. Add them to the simmering water to infuse it with their flavors.
  • Peel and cut the squash to bite-size pieces, remove the roots and wash breech mushrooms. Add vegetables to the liquid.
  • Stir in nam prik pao. Use the vegetarian recipe above for a strictly vegetarian diet. Season the soup with salt, lime juice, and chilies. Balance the taste.
  • Stir in the cilantro leaves and serve the soup piping hot with rice.