Friday, 5 September 2008

Shrimp porridge with crab meat and mushroom

2 cups of rice (khao)
8 cups of water(nam)
500g shrimps(kung); shelled and chopped
1/2 cup of crab meat(poo)
2 cups of mushrooms(hed)
5 cherry tomatoes(ma khuea teet)
5 shallots(hom lek) - pounded
1 garlic(krathiam) -pounded
3cm ginger(khing)-pounded

Salt (gluea)
pepper (prik tai)

Boil water with shrimp heads, pounded shallots, garlic, ginger and 1 cherry tomato. Leave it boiling for about ten minutes. Remove the shrimp heads. Add rice, chopped shrimps and crab meat. Further boil it leaving the rice to cook. Add mushrooms and season to taste. Garnish with chopped tomatoes and coriander sprigs.

p.s. I like to have mine with a dash of lime juice(nam manao) and fish sauce(nam pla)

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