Girly lunch: tom som pla salmon

This is a wonderfully fragrant salmon and ginger soup – quick & easy to make and perfect for lunch.

Tom som pla salmon ingredients

Serves 2
This is what you need: 
2 skinless salmon fillets, cut across the grain into 1cm thin slices
2 bunches of soba noodles, prepared according packet instructions
600ml fresh chicken, or fish, stock (a cube won’t do here)
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
4 shallots, chopped
1/2 tsp shrimp paste
2 fresh coriander roots and stems
handful of coriander leaves
2 tbsp tamarind paste
2 tsp palm sugar
2 tbsp fish sauce (nam pla)
4cm fresh ginger, cut into matchsticks
1 tbsp lime juice
2 spring onions, sliced
This is what you do:
1. blitz the black pepper, shallots, shrimp paste and coriander roots + stems to make a paste
2. in a large saucepan, bring the stock to the boil
3. add the paste and simmer
4. add the tamarind, sugar, fish sauce and ginger
5. remove from the heat and add the fish, lime juice and spring onions
6. divide the noodles + soup between 2 bowls, sprinkle with coriander leaves and serve

Tom som pla salmon

 Bon appetit!


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