Clear Fish Soup with Greens & Ginger

Yield: 6 Servings

Ingredients:

8 cups fish & veggie stock (or stock of your choice)
2 cups vegetable broth from a tetra pack. Chicken broth can be used as a substitute.
1 cup broccoli - diced small
1½ cups spinach - fresh
1 cup peas
½ cup green onions or fresh chives - diced into ½ inch pieces
½ kg talapia fillets
¼ cup Tamari soy sauce
1 tsp. fish sauce
2 tbsp. ginger - grated
cracked pepper

Procedure:

Make fish & vegetable stock first by adding vegetables and any fish bones to a large pot. Cover vegetables with cold water and bring up to the boil. Reduce heat and cook for another 45 minutes at a high simmer.

Strain stock, and reserve all the liquid to add to a large soup pot. Add 2 more cups of chicken stock or any stock you have on hand as you will need a minimum of 10 cups of broth/stock for this soup recipe.

Bring 8 cups of stock up to a rapid boil.

While the stock is heating rinse fresh fish under cold running water then cut into large chunks.

Add fish, diced broccoli, spinach, peas, green onion or chives, and grated ginger to the stock and bring back up to the boil. This takes about 4 minutes.

Add cracked pepper, a few dashes of fish sauce and the soy sauce. When it comes back to a boil, turn heat off and serve immediately as the fish and the vegetables will be perfectly done.


Complementary Wines: Fume Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc, Spumante

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