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CFM Recipes

Cambodian Shrimp Tom Yum

Servings: 4
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Karen Ta Kea is always willing to share her knowledge of the ingredients for Southeast Asian cooking, as well as recipes. She shared one of her favorite Cambodian soup recipes. The Asian ingredients are available at Karen’s tent at the  farmers market and at Kea International Market.


  • 4-5 cups chicken broth/soup stock
  • 2 stalks fresh lemongrass lightly pounded, cut into 1-inch long segments
  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/3 cup sliced fresh galangal
  • 1/2 cup straw mushrooms halved or whole
  • 6-8 kaffir lime leaves shredded
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 6 crushed fresh Thai chile peppers or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons “prik pao” roasted chile in oil
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  • Wash the prawns and shell them without removing the tails.
  • Bring chicken broth to a boil. Add lemongrass, galangal, and lime leaves.
  • Bring back to a boil then add mushrooms, fish sauce, prik pao, and lime juice.
  • Add prawns and fresh chile peppers.
  • As soon as prawns turn pink (cooked through), serve garnished with cilantro.

recipe notes

Karen, willing to share her knowledge of the ingredients for Southeast Asian cooking, includes one of her favorite Cambodian soup recipes. The Asian ingredients are available at her stall at the farmers market and at local Asian grocers.

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