February 2, 2018

Easy Tom Yum Soup Recipe Shrimp – Thai Soup Paste

easy tom yum soup recipe with homemade tom yum soup paste

Easy tom yum soup recipe is everything you come to expect from Thai food.  Deliciously spicy, zingy, sweet and every other taste sensation you can imagine.  Full of fragrant herbs, healthy vegetables, and fats – it’s pretty darn good for you too.

I love sour flavors so I always add an extra squeeze of Lime over my coriander to serve but feel free to add and leave out things according to taste.

Easy Tom Yum Soup Recipe - Thai soup paste
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins

This easy tom yum soup recipe with homemade tom yum soup paste is deliciously zingy, spicy and sweet all in one dish. Tom Yum Thai Soup is simply the Thai Food I know.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: easy thai recipe, i cook the world, thai recpes, thai soup recipe, tom yam, tom yum soup recipe easy
Servings: 4
Calories: 121 kcal
Tom Yum Soup Paste Ingredients:
  • 5 dried red chilies
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp  dried shrimps
  • 1 tsp monk fruit extract
  • 2 tbsp Thai Fish sauce
  • Juice of 1 Lime
Tum Yum Recipe Ingredients:
  • 1 kg cooked peeled prawns
  • 1.5 litres chicken stock
  • 2 Lemongrass stalks
  • 7 kaffir lime leaves
  • 30 g galangal ginger will do
  • 3 fresh red chillies
  • 1/4 tsp monk fruit extract
  • 1 400 g tin coconut milk
  • 1 small pack of button mushrooms
  • 10-12 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 limes juice and zest
  • 1 small bunch coriander
  1. Place a frying pan over a medium heat and place the dried red chilies in dry
  2. Shake the pan a few times until they have browned then remove from the pan
  3. Finely chop the garlic and shallots and cook in the oil on a high heat
  4. Stir to avoid sticking until they are browning then remove to a small food processor
  5. Add the remainder of the paste ingredients and pulse until smooth adding some water if needed to reach a paste consistency
  6. After the paste has been made set aside until ready to use
  7. In a large soup pot add the stock, lime leaves and galangal and boil on a high heat for 20 minutes
  8. Strain the liquid and set aside
  9. Add the Tom Yum Paste to the soup bowl and cook on a medium heat until becoming fragrant
  10. Pour the stock back into the pot with the paste and stir until well combined
  11. Stir in the monk fruit extract and soy sauce

  12. Finely chop chilies and add to the soup
  13. Add the whole mushrooms and tomatoes and turn the cooker to low and cook for 5 minutes
  14. Add the prawns/shrimp, grate in the zest from the limes and squeeze in the juice too and add the coconut milk
  15. Ladle into a deep bowl to serve and sprinkle over some finely chopped coriander according to taste
Nutrition Facts
Easy Tom Yum Soup Recipe - Thai soup paste
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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