Try these easy and tasty Recipes with Tom Yum Paste. From spicy and creamy coconut soup to easy 4-ingredient Baked Chicken Wings, there's something for everyone.
What is Tom Yum Paste?
It's a blend of traditional Thai herbs and spices, such as lemongrass, galangal, and kaffir lime leaves. It has a tangy, spicy, and citrusy flavor profile.
Traditionally, it is made by pounding all the ingredients together in a pestle and mortar.
You can make it yourself or buy it ready-made at many Asian grocery stores. I recommend Cock Brand.
How To Use It
People often use it to add flavor to Tom Yum soup, meat marinades, and various stir-fries.
It works best when added early in the cooking process and allowed to gently sizzle in oil to bring out the flavors.
This soup is super simple to make – just mix 5 ingredients in a pot and wait for 10 minutes! Tom yum paste is the key to its deep flavor.
You can add a bit of rice vermicelli to make it more filling or a large amount to make it a full meal.
These baked chicken wings are made with tom yum paste, Sambal Oelek, and ketchup. Simply marinate the chicken for 30 minutes, then broil them under high heat.
The result is juicy, tender, and flavorful wings with slightly charred edges.
This cross-cultural blend of Thai flavors and Italian spaghetti is not as frightening as it sounds. In fact, it's one of the most flavorful and delicious recipes!
The spaghetti sauce is spicy, sweet, and tangy, made from tum yum paste, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and mushrooms.
Thai flavors are all rolled into one herbaceous bite in these ground chicken meatballs. This appetizer is a hit thanks to its fresh aromatics and Tom Yum paste.
They're great for parties, easy to make, and perfect for Sunday meal prep.
Try these quick and easy fried noodles with sticky, spicy, sour, sweet, and savory tom yum sauce. This Thai-inspired dish is packed with vibrant flavors and textures!
The recipe involves soaking noodles, making a sauce, and stir-frying with cabbage, chicken, eggs, and green onions. It's a quick process, especially with a gas stove.
This recipe is an original take on the classic Thai soup. Enjoy the flavors of fresh and vibrant Tom Yum paste in this simple recipe that takes minutes to prepare.
Pro tip: After baking the chicken, allow it to rest for 10 minutes. This helps the juices redistribute within the meat, ensuring it stays juicy and tender.
This simple recipe captures Tom Yum soup's bold flavors in a delicious stir-fry. It's one of our favorite recipes with tom yum paste!
It's an all-purpose recipe that can work with various meats and vegetables. Try proteins like shrimp, squid, chicken, pork, beef, or tofu.
It also uses Maggi seasoning sauce which adds a ton of umami and richness.
8. Fried Rice
This fried rice is sure to become a crowd favorite! It's incredibly easy to make because it uses store-bought paste packed with flavor.
You'll love the combination of tender prawns, crunchy broccoli, and acidic tomatoes. Serve this with a fried egg and sliced cucumbers for the perfect meal.
Here's another twist on the classic Thai Tom Yum Soup. And if you haven't already guessed, we love shrimp on this website.
Begin by marinating large shrimp for 15-30 minutes, followed by sautéing aromatics and searing the marinated shrimp until fully cooked. Stir in the cherry tomatoes and kaffir lime leaves before garnishing with fresh cilantro and sliced red chili pepper.
This noodle soup will take your breath away. It uses the same store-bought paste that restaurants use (Penta Instant Thai)!
The key to this recipe is searing the fish with lemongrass for three minutes. This infuses every bite of the fish with its aroma.
Tamarind powder is used to add a tangy flavor to the broth. If you can't find tamarind powder, you can also use tamarind paste.
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