Homemade Tom Yam Paste
This is a homemade tom yam paste that I made for tonite's Tom Yam Fried Beehoon..
This is an easy way to make your own tom yam paste as long as you have all the ingredients handy...here you go...
2 stalks lemongrass (cut into small pieces)
4 kaffir lime leaves (cut into small pieces)
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tbsp taucu
2 tbsp or more dry chilli paste (as desired)
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp tamarind water
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp dry prawns
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
Put all the above mentioned ingredients in a food processor and blend to make a smooth paste. Then heat a wok with some olive oil and fry the ingredients till fragrants and keep aside. You can even make in a bigger batch and refigerate once it's cool.
For those who want a vegetarian version, do not add the dry prawns and fish sauce.
This paste is good for Fried Beehoon, Fried rice or Seafood Soup