Soup Name:

Tomato Fish Soup

Traditional Chinese Name:

番茄魚湯 (fān qié yú tāng)

This soup is slightly sweet and sour and neutral in nature.

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Tomatoes are the ideal partner in fish soups. It helps alleviate some of the fishy scent as well as bring a sweet and slightly sour taste to the soup. This soup is ideal for confinements and children (at least one year in age as tomatos are an ingredient) and is very neutral and healthy. There is virtually no fat in the soup and the broth is rich in flavour and nutrients.

What’s involved?

Prep time: 30 mins

Cook time: 1 hour

Total time: 1 hour 30 mins

Serves: 6 bowls of water

Ingredients

Cooking Instructions

  1. After the fish is cleaned, wipe the fish with paper towels or a cloth to remove excess water
  2. Cover the fish with a small amount of salt (inside and out)
  3. Let it sit for an hour and then drain any water
  4. Peel and cut the potatoes, tomatoes and onions
  5. OPTIONAL: Some people will prefer to fry the potatoes until they are crispy on the outside to prevent disintegration in the soup
  6. Start boiling your soup water
  7. In a pan, add oil and fry the ginger with the fish on low-medium heat (until the fish is completely cooked and the skin is a slightly browned)
  8. Put the fish into a soup bag and add to water
  9. Add potatoes, tomatoes and onions
  10. Boil for at least an hour

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