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Yellow Curry Soup Southern Style, "Gaeng Lueng"

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This is a southern-Thai aromatic specialty made with turmeric, in a water-based soup that doesn't have fish sauce or oil. products used in this recipe:

Granite mortar & pestle
Shrimp paste
Sour bamboo
Whole dried chilis
Tao charoal burner

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Ingredients for yellow curry paste:
7 cloves of garlic
2 pieces of fresh turmeric, 1.5 inches long each
1/2 tablespoon salt
8-10 whole dried hot chilis (in the video, she uses larger, mild dried chiles, 1/2 cup)
1 tablespoon shrimp paste

Pound everything together in mortar and pestle until it becomes a fine paste. Add shrimp paste last.  Pound until combined.

Ingredients for soup:
1.5 cups sour bamboo shoot sliced
1 cup large shrimps
2.5 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 tablespoon salt
2.5 cups water

Heat the wok, add the yellow curry paste mixture with 1/2 cup of water to help dissolve the paste. Stir until combinee then add the rest of the water and cover let cook until it boils.  Add shrimps and bamboo, cover and bring to a boil. Season with salt, sugar and lime juice then taste (some bamboo is very sour, some not too sour depending on brand, but you should always rinse it first to remove some of the bite).  Fix the taste to the way you like then let it boil for another 5 more minutes.  Serve while hot with cooked jasmine rice.   Enjoy!
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August 25th, 2009 9:04 AM

malathy tharmaraju said:

looks sssoo awsome gr8 taste i guess and everyone should try this tasty juicey recepie. thanks happy cooking! sawadi ka... kindly regards malathy v.t.raj

August 25th, 2009 5:57 PM

kathleen Lockhart said:

We are leaving tomorrow for Bangkok to eat at street vendors. We can hardly wait! Thanks so much for publishing all those maps where good street food can be found. We'll report back when we come home.

August 26th, 2009 12:24 PM

Anonymous said:

This was a great video. It is so reflective of what great dishes Thai cooks create. I have been to Thailand and the ingredients are always fresh and the spices out of this world. It would be wonderful if the U.S. imported some of the wonderful fruits from Thailand. Thanks for the informative videos.

February 23rd, 2010 7:33 AM

Waloshi morgan said:

I would like to know were in the usa can, I get coking stove like she has? It hard to find thins like this in missouri, thank you for your shows i love looking learning then cooking.......from Waloshi Morgan in missouri

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