I was proud of myself after I made this soup.
Corny, and a little weird, I know - but I went a little rogue when I made this dish (don't tell Ed) and it turned out GREAT!
What you need:
2 stalks lemongrass, cut into 2 inch pieces and whacked a couple times with the back of your knife (to release the flavor)
4 c chicken broth
2 c water
3 tbsp. tum yum paste (find it in the Asian food aisle)
1 chicken breast (grilled or rotisserie) thinly sliced
1 c shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 small tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 lime (juice half, slice the other for garnish)
optional: Thai chilies
Instructions: Combine the first three ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat slightly and add the tum yum paste, stirring to combine. Add the next 3 ingredients and heat through. Garnish with lime slices and cilantro.