Soup Name: Red Dates and Young Coconut with Fish Tail Soup
This is a great soup for the summers. It’s mild enough for children and with the variety of ingredients, it’s a healthy and refreshing drink.
How do I prepare it?
- Pre-marinate the pork overnight with the salt (although this step is not necessary)
- Clean fish and wipe the fish with paper towels or a cloth to remove excess water
- Cover the fish with a small amount of salt (inside and out)
- Let it sit for an hour and then drain any water
- Start boiling your soup water
- 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)
- Put the fish into a soup bag
- Blanch the pork in a separate pot of boiling water
- Soak the red dates in warm water for 10 minutes
- Break open the young coconut and keep the coconut juice. Cut the the coconut into slices including the inner brown skin.
- Add fish, pork, dates, coconut and coconut juice to the boiling soup water.
- Boil on high heat for 30 minutes
- Reduce to a simmer for at least 2 hours
- Serve and enjoy!
- Young coconut is rich in protein and is ideal for hot summer days
- This soup helps nourish the lungs and relieve coughing
- It is a mildly sweet soup that is not oily or greasy
- The red dates are good for relaxing the mind and provides a tranquilizing effect
- Red dates are also good for blood circulation
- Always use a soup bag when boiling fish soups as the fish tend to disintegrate
- Be sure to use minimal oil when frying the fish as the fish absorb the oil and in turn is transferred to the soup