Sunday, March 31, 2013

Tom Yum Goong (Coconut Milk Fish Tom Yum Soup)

The more you cook, the better you become. That is pretty much the basic cooking theory. But the problem is that people hardly cook anymore. Including women, who are chasing after career goals. Maybe I shouldn't pick on anyone, because stress of traffic jam I know is a killer as well. Some people I guess are lucky because of mum or mother in law living in, others, sorry to say, have to make do with eating out. I on the other hand should count my blessings. Flexi working hours and also everything is pretty much convenient in my housing area. Hypermarket just a walking distance, but sometimes you got to modify your menu when you can't get the fresh ingredients especially.  

So, what I normally do is stock up my fridge. Ample ingredients especially the fresh catch (Curried Lemongrass Fish, Fish Curry RadishBanana Leaf Grilled Mackerel, Kembung Assam Sauce & Assam Fish Curry).  The fresh kurau/threadfin I thought will be simply perfect for this Tom Yum Goong/Coconut Milk Fish Tom Yam Soup. A splendor slurp Thai soup (Seafood Tom Yam Soup), I also managed to grab the fresh herbs (Thai Style Steamed Fish) as listed below. Always a must for Thai Food (Tom Yam Fried Mee Hoon, Vegetable Green CurryTom Yam Prawn Fried Rice, Tom Yam Chicken Fried Rice, Green Fish Curry, Thai Prawn Spaghetti & Fish Chilli Lime), this Thai soup also made with coconut milk (Laksam Noodles, Nasi Lemak, Sodhi, Curry Chicken Noodles  & Salted Fish Pineapple Curry) is an explosion of bags and bags of Thai flavours. Can we slurp in right now, just like that or with a plate of white rice? Heaven! 

1 inch galangal/lengkuas
1 lemongrass
4 shallots
1/2 inch ginger
Red or birds eye chillies (as needed)
** Pound/blend to a rough paste
Other ingredients
1 large piece (about 400g) kurau/threadfin - cut into bite sizes
5-6 kaffir lime/limau purut leaves - tear into pieces
1 cup thick coconut milk
1 packet oyster mushrooms
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp oil
Salt for taste 

Heat oil and fry paste over low heat to release the aroma.
Add fish and gently stir  into the paste for about 3-4 mins.
Pour 1/4 litre of water and drop in lime leaves.
When fish is cooked, add the rest of the ingredients.
Stir gently and simmer.
Remove from heat once it's fully heated through.
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  1. OMG ms.nava K i've been looking for this recipe all around google but your's one are more interesting and yummylicious thank for sharing the recipe.

  2. looks so much like 5 start hotel food... :)

  3. That sounds like a very fresh and yummy dish, quite different from what we usually eat here in Sweden. So a nice dish to change it up with from time to time.

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Mmmmm....also one of my favourite though cant eat that now...still suffering from travel sickness. Exhausted . Thanks for dropping comments in my blig

  5. I'm a vegetarian by choice, but was so tempted to see the soup, looks creamy and rich!!
    Coconut milk and mushroom to me makes any recipe taste out of the world :)
    Nice soup!

  6. Just mouthwatering...looks creamy & delicious!

  7. Looks so creamy!! Lovely dish!

  8. Nava, I agree with Pavitra here. I saw it on Google+ and was tempted to check out the recipe. The sweetness of coconut with lemon juice and flavor of lemon grass would be great in this soup. I tried using lemongrass first time in steamed rice. It was good.

  9. Looks very tempting.. I love Thai flavour.. But some of the ingredients I am not familiar with :(

  10. Awesome! The hubby loves this dish... will try to make it for him...but the worry is when he overeats rice when he sees such lovely and appetizing gravy.

  11. Nava,this looks soo inviting I did visit all ur posts on poached pears, pandan one looks so beautifully green I did feel like eating a piece out of it.

  12. Coconut milk adds that extra delicious flavour my friend, your fish is gorgeous :)

    Happy Easter!
    Choc Chip Uru

  13. i didnt try this before :3 feel like try it every time when i having thai food but i dont think so i can accept it coz it have coconut >.<

  14. Interesting and yummy soup.. Looks divine Nava :-)

  15. hi Nava..tq 4 ur sweet comments @ my blog..appreciated it & do come again yeahh..this is such a lovely tomyum recipe..i'm trigger to try it..nice sharing :)

  16. Looks yummy, you make so many dishes.

  17. I love this soup and your recipe is so flavorful and delicious.WOW!

  18. This soup looks awesome. Such a lovely and yummy soup :)


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