Instant Pot Tom Yum Soup

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recipe by Pamela Ellgen

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I have to apologize in advance—you’re not going to find many of these ingredients in your local grocery store unless you’re lucky enough to live near an Asian market. But it’s worth the effort to buy them online! Fragrant kaffir lime leaves, spicy galangal, pungent dried shrimp, and savory mushrooms permeate a creamy coconut broth in this traditional Southeast Asian soup. Jar Size: 2 cups

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recipe updated Feb 4, 2020


  • Lime icon
    2 (about 200 g)
  • Cilantro icon
    as needed
  • Dried chilies icon
    Dried chilies
    2 (about 1 g)
  • Kaffir lime leaves icon
    Kaffir lime leaves
    4 (about 0.4 g)
  • Dried galangal icon
    Dried galangal
  • Sundried tomato icon
    Sundried tomato
    2 tbsp (about 13.8 g)
  • Dried shiitake mushrooms icon
    Dried shiitake mushrooms
    ½ cup (about 24 g)
  • Dried shrimp icon
    Dried shrimp
    1 tbsp (about 15 g)
  • Brown sugar icon
    Brown sugar
    1 tbsp (about 12.15 g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    ¼ tsp (about 1.62 g)
  • Dried garlic icon
    Dried garlic
    1 tsp (about 5 g)
  • Dried green onion icon
    Dried green onion
    2 tbsp (about 30 g)
  • Dried onion icon
    Dried onion
    ¼ cup (about 60 g)
  • Coconut milk icon
    Coconut milk
    12 fl oz (about 360 g)
  • Chicken broth icon
    Chicken broth
    8 cups (about 1.992 kg)


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  1. Add dried chilies, kaffir lime leaves, dried galangal, sundried tomato, dried shiitake mushrooms, dried shrimp, brown sugar, sea salt, dried garlic, dried green onion and dried onion to the inner pot
  2. Add coconut milk and chicken broth to the inner pot
  3. Stir briefly
  4. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  5. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 10 min
  6. Natural release - 10 min
  7. Release pressure -
  8. Then season with lime to taste
  9. Garnish with cilantro
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