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Cambodian Lemon Grass Soup     HT  SP  Cambodian  35mins


Cambodian Name: Samlor Machoo Kreugn


Serves 4    Hot  Poultry  Soup   Cambodia  Asia  Dairy Free  Eggless



900ml/30fl.oz. Water

2 stalks of Fresh Lemon Grass, bruised or 4 teasp Dried Lemon Grass

4 Garlic Cloves

2 teasp Fish Sauce

50g/2oz Rice

5cm/2-inches Fresh Galangal or 1 teasp Dried Galangal


2 boneless Chicken Breasts, skinned and diced

4 Spring Onions, chopped

2 tbsp Freshly chopped Basil

The juice of half a Lemon

Chilli paste (to taste)

1 teasp freshly chopped Coriander

5 Kaffir Lime leaves or 2 teasp of grated lime peel




1. Place the water, Lemon Grass, garlic, fish sauce, rice,  galangal and pepper in a large saucepan and bring to the boil.


2. Add the chicken, mixing well and cook for 10 minutes, skimming off any white froth which forms.


3. Place the spring onions, basil lemon juice,  chili paste,  coriander and lime leaves in a large serving bowl and mix well.


4. To serve, pour the soup over the onion mixture in the serving bowl, mix well and serve immediately.



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