Simple Fish Soup Recipe

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Simple Fish Soup
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  1. Slice fish fillets into 1-in.-wide strips and place in a bowl. Add 1 tbsp. fish sauce and the cornstarch and toss to coat evenly.
  2. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until just softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook another 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, ginger, chile, fish skeleton and head, and 2 qts. water; increase heat to high and bring to a simmer. Lower heat to a low simmer and cook, uncovered, 1 hour. Remove fish skeleton and head and discard.
  3. Add fish strips and lime juice just before serving, then simmer 3 to 5 minutes, until fish is opaque throughout. Taste broth and add more fish sauce if you like.
  4. Ladle into warmed soup bowls and top with cilantro and toasted garlic. Serve immediately.
  5. *A fishmonger can fillet the fish for you, but be sure to ask for the bones and head-they give rich flavor to the soup.
  6. Note: Nutritional analysis is per cup.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1353.37 Kcal (5666 kJ)
Calories from fat 488.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 54.29g 84%
Cholesterol 191.25mg 64%
Sodium 1000.37mg 42%
Potassium 4453.13mg 95%
Total Carbs 123.37g 41%
Sugars 55.86g 223%
Dietary Fiber 23.8g 95%
Protein 112.49g 225%
Vitamin C 90.3mg 150%
Iron 9.9mg 55%
Calcium 452.2mg 45%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 91.25 Kcal (382 kJ)
Calories from fat 32.95 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.66g 84%
Cholesterol 12.9mg 64%
Sodium 67.45mg 42%
Potassium 300.25mg 95%
Total Carbs 8.32g 41%
Sugars 3.77g 223%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 95%
Protein 7.58g 225%
Vitamin C 6.1mg 150%
Iron 0.7mg 55%
Calcium 30.5mg 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 30.8
  • 36

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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