Monday, December 5, 2011

Sour Fish Soup

Fish has always been for curries (baby shark fish curry & Nyonya assam curry), sambal (stingray sambal) and deep fried (fish mango salsa & spicy fried fish) Tired of repeating the same recipes, thanks to my colleague for suggesting and sharing this fish soup recipe. Fish soup? Sure enough, at first I was a little sceptical but after some changes to the original recipe, I must stay soup turned out quite nice - succulent fish in the clear soup made with lemongrass, ginger, chillies and spring onion was so nice.   

400g threadfin/kurau fish - cut into bite sizes
1 inch ginger - crushed/smashed
4 shallots - crushed/smashed
1 lemongrass - bruised
1/2 tbsp lemon juice (or as preferred)
3 to 4 birds eye chillies - optional
2 stalks spring onions - cut into 1 inch length
1 tbsp oil
1/2 liter of water
Pepper and salt for taste

Mix fish with crushed ginger, shallots and smashed lemongrass.
Heat oil and lightly fry the fish to release its aroma.
Pour water and simmer to cook fish.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add in chillies.
Stir and simmer for another minute.
Remove from heat and combine in spring onion.
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  1. Simple, beautiful and healthy!! Looks wonderful~

  2. yummylicious nava.. the fish look's so tempting!!

  3. The lemongrass and the fresh fish in this dish does make me want to try it. I don't come across fresh fish, so consider yourself lucky to have easy access to healthy and tasty seafood. Great post!

  4. best friend know how to cook this . Her recipe very similar to yours

  5. This soup looks delicious. I bet it is perfect when you have a cold!

  6. I adore sour fish soup, I had something very similar in China. Great recipe, I'll have to try making this at home!

  7. Never had a fish soup.I wonder how it will taste like.

  8. What a delicious and comforting soup! Love this kind of fish soup Nava! This is similar to a Filipino dish called sinigang where we use tamarind or kalamansi(Filipino lime) to make it sour.

  9. Zesty and spicy--this looks perfect!

  10. Hi Nava! At first, I thought, "not to my taste", but then I read your ingredients list and it sounds delicious! Sadly, with my fish allergy I can't indulge, but what a delightful soup! You've won me over with this one!

  11. Looks comforting and delicious!Perfect for Winter.

  12. Yum. Yum. Nice soup! Psst... what a wonderful job you are doing with your blog Nava. Thanks for dropping by mine. :)

  13. hi nava, i like this, more like an appetizer, bacause of the sour taste.. have a nice day

  14. Thanks all you great people for the comments and sharing your thoughts.

  15. This looks similar to our fish sinigang here is my recipe, but instead of lemons we use tamarind as the souring agent

  16. I do love sour soups, they add a zing to your day.

  17. YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!!!! I think this one is the easiest to try!

  18. I am always up for a good soup :)


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