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-====== Tom Kha Kai (Thai Chicken Soup) ====== 
-===== Ingredients ====== 
-  * 3–4 stalks fresh lemongrass 
-  * 10–12 fresh kaffir lime leaves 
-  * 3-inch piece fresh galangal root 
-  * 1 c. fresh cilantro leaves 
-  * 6 fresh bird's-eye (Thai) chilies 
-  * 1–2 limes 
-  * ½ c. fish sauce 
-  * 2 qt. coconut cream 
-  * 2 qt. chicken stock 
-  * 2 lbs. boneless & skinless chicken 
-  * 1 lb. straw or beech mushrooms 
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-===== Preparation ===== 
-  * Cut chicken and mushrooms into bite-sized pieces. 
-  * Cut lemongrass into 1-inch pieces and crush very lightly. 
-  * Remove stems and veins from lime leaves, bruise lightly, and tear into small pieces. 
-  * Slice galangal very thinly. 
-  * Lightly crush chillies. 
-  * Juice limes. 
-  * Remove stems from cilantro. 
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-===== Cooking ===== 
-  - Add the stock, cream, lime leaves, lemongrass, and galangal into a heavy pot and bring to a very low simmer for ten to twenty minutes to let the herbs infuse the liquid. The herbs may optionally be put in an herb bag for easy removal. 
-  - Add the chicken and mushrooms and simmer on low, stirring gently, until chicken is cooked. 
-  - Add the chillies and remove from heat, stirring gently for a few minutes. 
-  - Add lime juice and fish sauce to taste. 
-  - Stir in cilantro leaves and serve.