1 stalk lemon grass, cut into 1-inch pieces (optional)
2 to 3 kaffir lime leaves (optional)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 pound peeled and deveined shrimp or 1 (12-ounce) package extra-firm tofu, cubed
1/2 (8-ounce) package sliced cremini or baby bella mushrooms
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
How to Make It
Combine first 5 ingredients and, if desired, lemon grass and kaffir lime leaves in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in lime juice. Add shrimp, and simmer 10 more minutes. Discard ginger and lemon grass. Stir in sliced mushrooms and cilantro.