This week I’ve been sampling more products from the World Foods range as a member of their Fusion Taste Team.
Challenge #3 was to try out a Tom Yum soup using the World Foods Thai Tom Yum Paste.
Tom Yum is a soup which has quite a distinctive orange colour and is quite fragrant, usually fairly spicy and a touch sour. The World Foods Tom Yum paste is with lemon grass, kaffir lime, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce and chilli.
This one was very quick and easy to make, I just added the Tom Yum sauce to a wok, added some water, brought it to the boil, threw in some prawns (to make a Tom Yum Kung) and used coriander to garnish. It is optional to add coconut milk and I did add a tiny bit towards the end just to soften down the spice a bit. My husband tried it and said “Wow, that’s got a kick to it, lovely” (translate: I love spicy food, why don’t you cook it more often?!” For me, it was really quite spicy so I added more coconut milk. It definitely had a very authentic Thai flavour and was easy to use, so a great store cupboard stand-by.
You could add chicken which makes it a Tom Yum Kai or fish for a Tom Yum Pla. You can add rice to the soup and straw mushrooms too. You can also use to paste to make a fried rice so as a basic paste I would say it is quite versatile.
Don’t forget to pop over to the World Foods Facebook Page and “like” them as they very often host some great giveaways and competitions. The products are available at Tesco stores.