Let's even keep our food adventurous. Meaning? Let's venture to dishes from other parts of the world. Can't be all the time Malaysian food? Sometimes we want the change? If you are asking me, yes and why not, what not and since fish is a regularity in my house, I? (Grilled Salmon, Assam Fish Curry, Malaysian Indian Fish Curry, Grilled Fish In Banana Leaf, & Shark Curry). I decided to food venture outside my comfort zone and? Vietnames Fish Soup (Mutton Soup). Nothing a complicated matter, trust me especially for soup making (Lamb Pho). Even this Vietnamese Fish Soup. Very easy. Simmer and you get a mixed bag of spiciness, tanginess, sweetness and saltiness.
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 needed)
3 to 4 birds eye chillies - optional
1/2 tbsp fish sauce
2 stalks spring onion - cut into 1 inch length
Palm sugar - a tiny piece
1 tbsp oil
1/2 liter of water
Salt to taste
Mix fish with crushed ginger, shallots and smashed lemongrass.
Heat oil and lightly fry fish for aroma relieving.
Pour water and simmer to cook fish.
Season with salt.
Stir and simmer for another minute.
Remove from heat, garnish with spring onion.
....waaaa yummy and refreshing...ReplyDelete
Simple, beautiful and healthy!! Looks wonderful~ReplyDelete
yummylicious nava.. the fish look's so tempting!!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Ooh...my best friend know how to cook this . Her recipe very similar to yoursReplyDelete
This soup looks delicious. I bet it is perfect when you have a cold!ReplyDelete
I adore sour fish soup, I had something very similar in China. Great recipe, I'll have to try making this at home!ReplyDelete
Never had a fish soup.I wonder how it will taste like.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Zesty and spicy--this looks perfect!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Looks comforting and delicious!Perfect for Winter.ReplyDelete
Yum. Yum. Nice soup! Psst... what a wonderful job you are doing with your blog Nava. Thanks for dropping by mine. :)ReplyDelete
hi nava, i like this, more like an appetizer, bacause of the sour taste.. have a nice dayReplyDelete
Thanks all you great people for the comments and sharing your thoughts.ReplyDelete
The soup looks great Nava!ReplyDelete
This looks similar to our fish sinigang here is my recipe http://wp.me/pMp9M-g2, but instead of lemons we use tamarind as the souring agentReplyDelete
I do love sour soups, they add a zing to your day.ReplyDelete
YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!!!! I think this one is the easiest to try!ReplyDelete
I am always up for a good soup :)ReplyDelete