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Thai Tom Yum Paste

Tom Yum Paste

Tom Yum paste is primarily a base that is used to make Thai Tom Yum soup. But this paste is so yummy and versatile, I have found it makes a fantastic marinade for Thai style grilled chicken or fish too.

I am not a big fan of extremely spicy food so I made this recipe quite mild (it is still hot to me). If you like it very spicy, adjust the amount of chile. In this recipe, I even removed most of the seeds out of chili pods.

Yield: about 1/2 cup


  • 3 cloves of chopped garlic ..... chopped
  • 10g chopped ginger ..... chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemongrass ..... chopped
  • 2 or more dried red chile (with or without seeds) ..... chopped
  • 1 teaspoon shrimp paste
  • 1/4 onion ..... chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped corriander stem ..... chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
ingredients of tom yum paste

Cooking Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a food processor and blend it to paste. If you don't have a food processor, you can still make a paste with a mortar and pestle.

ingredients of tom yum paste

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