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Lobster Tom Yum

Lobster Tom Yum
Preparation time:
10 minutes
Cooking time:
18-20 minutes

Marni’s lobster tom yum is an authentic Thai recipe that makes the perfect starter for your festive celebrations. Loaded with fresh lobster and prawns, Shitake mushroom, and a blend of exquisite spices, this soup is sure to be a hit with your guests!

  • Ingredients

    For the lobster:
    • 325g or 1 lobster-halved, cleaned and removed the yellow-green tomalley and break off the claws.
    • 3g coriander, finely chopped
    • 3 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic, grated
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper
    For the Tom-yum soup:
    • 180g raw king prawn-peeled and cleaned
    • 100g onion-sliced
    • 70g shitake mushroom
    • 10-12g red chilli, cut into three parts
    • 8g young ginger-peeled
    • 1000ml water
    • 2 Tbsp organic coconut cream
    • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
    • 1 Tbsp lime juice
    • 1 Tbsp Thai chilli jam
    • 2-3 tsp sugar
    • 1 stalk lemongrass
    • 6 kaffir lime leaf
    • 5 cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 1 cube, vegetable stock
  • Method

    • Pre-heat the grill at 210 Celsius.
    • Whisk the oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Set aside
    • Put the onion, lemongrass, stock cube, chilli, kaffir lime leaves and water into the Ken-wood Cooking chef XL mixing bowl. Attach the splash guard and select the chunky soup mode from the preset menu, but reduce the cooking time to 10 minutes.
    • In the meant time, grill the lobster (flesh side down first) for approx. 5-6 minutes, turn it over and pour the seasoning oil on the flesh. Grill further until cooked (approx. 4-5 minutes).
    • Turn your attention to Kenwood Cooking Chef XL - Tom yum soup. Add the mushroom, fish sauce, sugar, chilli jam, cherry tomatoes, coconut milk, lobster claws and cook with the same settings for further 2 minutes.
    • Then the prawns and lime juice go in and cook with the same settings for 2 minutes further.
    • Transfer the soup into a serving bowl and place the grilled lobster on top. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve immediately.
  • Chef Notes

    • Unsure of how to prepare the lobster? You can ask a good fishmonger to do this for you, but make sure to cook it as soon as possible or at least on the same day.

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