If you are not on good terms with cooking, I highly recommend preparing everything in advance, chopped, in different bowls, so you end up just following my recipe step by step.
2. Prepare the following: peeled quartered mushrooms, cut into circles lemongrass, lime leaves, slices of galangal, chilies. In a separate bowl prepare coriander leaves.
3. Pour chicken stock in a bowl, bring it to boil, add Lemongrass, lime leaves, slices of galangal, chilies,2 table spoons of fish sauce, 2-3 tea spoons of chili paste, 1-1.5 table spoon of tom yum paste, squeeze 4 limes and let your soup boil on low heat for about 5 minutes.
4. Add shrimps, squid, mushrooms and boil Tom Yum for about 10 more minutes. Taste it: if you need more spice, add an extra tea spoon of chili paste. If you want it to have more kick-squeeze more limes.
5. Make sure not to cook it for more than 10 minutes as shrimps will overcook. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Done! Ready! Isn’t it easy? Isn’t it tastier than anything you tried before? Told ya!
Bon Appetite My Glamorous Chefs!