Monday, June 10, 2013

Salted Fish And Vegetable Soup


I'm a soup woman. Yes I am. I love soups. Any type though preferably Asian (Hot Masala Lentil Soup) or Chinese soups (Burdock Wolfberry Soup). I also really don't mind other types of soups (Mushrooms Soup With Garlic Butter Toast), but essentially soups with spiciness, tad-bit of saltiness (Ikan Masin Nenas Masak Lemak/Salted Fish Pineapple Coconut Gravy & Basil Dried Prawn Sandwich) and tanginess (Sour Fish Soup) are forever an all time entire favorite. Additionally, the same type of soups over and over again does get boring right? Of course! Food by far must be interesting as well. Therefore lets not just stand on the familiar ground to play safe by sticking to those familiar soups we somehow get accustomed (Chicken Vegetable Soup & Vegetable Soup).


How about I give you the option to this Salted Fish Vegetable Soup? What say you? You think its a weird combination? No, of course not. I made and my family loved it to its last drop. Any soup for the matter too must contain fiber (Cumin Spinach Stir Fried, Shanghai Noodles Vegetarian, Long Beans Prawn In Coconut Sauce & Avocado Mint Dip With Fresh Salad), salted fish on the other hand must be sparingly. Then again, as I always say, saltiness sparingly will not hurt (Salted Fish Pickle, Salted Fish Mango Sambal & Pumpkin Salted Fish Curry). That's it everyone. I have spoken on this Salted Fish Vegetable Soup. Salted fish alongside Chinese cabbage, tofu and potato, garnished with spring onion and crispy fried shallots. Slurp or get a plate of rice please!

Ingredients
50g threadfin/kurau salted fish - soaked and rinsed before cutting into small pieces
1 small bunch bok choy/Chinese cabbage - sliced into big pieces (or any other green veggies)
3 tofu pok or white tofu - sliced into 2 or 3 pieces
2 potatoes - cut into medium size pieces
4 shallots - sliced thinly
5 garlic - crushed
1 tsp anchovy granules (optional)
Spring onion for garnishing
Pepper for taste
4 tbsp oil
Method
In the heated oil, fry shallots till crispy. Remove and keep aside.
Fry salted fish in the same oil. Remove and keep aside.
In the same oil, add garlic and potatoes. 
Stir and fry for a few minutes until both are lightly brown.  
Pour 1/2 liter of water and add granules.
Stir and continue to simmer till potatoes are cooked.
Put in bok choy and tofu.
Simmer for another 1-2 mins. 
Stir and remove from heat.
To serve, pour soup in a bowl.
Top with fried salted fish, garnish with fried shallots and spring onion.   
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28 comments:

  1. Nice flavors going on in this delicious bowl of comfort.

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  2. this soup sounds comforting.... i m adjusting myself from some 45degree to 8 degree. And this soup idea is great for me to adjust in this transition .

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  3. Hmm! Seldom i see salt fish in soup.

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  4. Simple comforting yet delicious soup!

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  5. Any day soups are a comfort food!! They are a must, my personal favorite is veg manchow soup!! I love the mushroom in that soup.
    Your fish and veg soup looks clear, yum and satiating. I love the addition of bok choy in soups, they blend very well with any veg or non-veg combination and brings in that beautiful green color. Anchovy gives a nice salty touch too.

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  6. Looks so tempting! Love the combination in this soup.

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  7. I miss salted fish here,it's been long time since I had salted fish,actually I never had salted fish on the soup,sound flavoreful and perfect for rainy day like today here :)

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  8. Hi Nava, your this soup soooo inviting and appetizing. Love all the combination. This one dish eat with rice, good enough no need add other dishes. Salted fish and eggs, anytime my favorite.:))

    Have a wonderful week a ahead.

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  9. Very lovely and delicious soup, simply healthy and yummy....

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  10. i loved that first click....soup is so good especially during rainy or cloudy days...well i love them anytime for my tummy

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  11. o love vegi soup :)
    yummy yummy~

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  12. nice combination nava.. i'm more comfortable with cooker :)

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  13. Wow I am going to hunt for anchovy granules the soup looks so delicious

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  14. Wow salted fish soup is simple very invitng

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  15. Looks delicious you know I love soups but I never tried making fish soup myself before! Sounds good to me :)

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  16. That is delicious bowl of soup Nava, You make great soups.

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  17. I also seldom use my slow cooker. When J was young i use that to make porridge coz can dump in night timw then next morning can have for breakfast.

    yeah....soup is easy to make

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  18. awesome clicks as usual ..who would say no to this delicious healthy bowl of soup:)

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  19. oh, i'll bet that broth is simply amazing! the aroma filling up your kitchen as this is cooking must be phenomenal. :)

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  20. That is definitely a bowl of Comfort Soup, loved it

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  21. WOW Nava that bowl of soup looks so tempting.. I loved your clicked. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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  22. Its winter for us and I could do with this wonderful combination of fish and vegetables. I make it the conventional way too by simmering and then mostly pureeing the contents.But I like this one too with chunks of protein and vegetables in it. Looks and sounds great!

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  23. Another very appetizing soup but I stay away from salted fish since I am quite prone to being bloated when I take too much salty food.

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  24. Love this healthy and flavorful soup!

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