Tom Kha Talay
OMG I really should invest in a proper camera… Look at this picture, the food looks so – flat! It was really nice though to make this Tom Kha Talay
You actually need shit loads of ingredients for this recipe. Let’s have a look at the stuff in the picture. What we have is, from top clockwise, cilantro, shrimp balls (you buy these frozen, any sort of fish ball will do fine), lime, galangal, lemon grass, lime leaves, chillies, palm sugar, black tiger prawns. Then you need chicken stock, fish sauce and coconut milk.
I would recommend that you prepare everything in advance. Slice the galangal and lemon grass, rinse the cilantro and discard the stems, discard the tough parts from the lime leaves, squeeze out some lime juice.
Start with the soup base. Add chicken stock and coconut milk to a pot and bring to boil. Add the lime leaves, lemon grass, galangal, chillies, fish sauce, palm sugar and MSG. Add the shrimp and fish balls into the boiling soup base. Cook until ready, it will just take a few minutes. Add some more coconut milk, cilantro and lime juice.
Serve as a soup or with rice on the side if you need some carbs. Enjoy bitches!