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Prawn Soup with Lemongrass

20 medium prawns
4-5 cups water
3 shallots, finely chopped
2 stalks lemongrass, lightly pounded and cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tbsp. fish sauce
2 slices fresh or dried galangal
20 small mushrooms, halved
6 kaffir lime leaves
3 tbsp. lime juice
2 1-inch chilies, finely chopped
For garnish:  Chopped scallions and cilantro

Wash prawns and shell them without removing the tails.  Combine the water, shallots,
lemongrass, fish sauce and galangal in a saucepan and boil for 3 minutes.  Add prawns
and mushrooms.  Cook until the prawns turn pink.  Add kaffir lime leaves, lime juice and
chilies.  Cover and remove from heat.  Sprinkle with garnished and serve hot.

Notes:  You can get these unusual ingredients at an Asian market or  instead of galangal
which is the hardest of these to find, you can use fresh ginger.


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