Easy fish tofu soup
This fish tofu soup recipe with bean sprouts and chilies is the perfect winter meal. It's super fast and healthy-- fish tofu soup is a great way to get more fish in your diet.
Recipe type: Fish and Seafood
Serves: 4 servings
For the fish & marinade
8 oz. tilapia or catfish fillet, sliced thinly on the diagonal
½ teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon light soy sauce (????)
1 teaspoon shaoxing wine
¼ teaspoon sesame oil
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon white pepper
For the soup:
2 tablespoons oil
1-2 thinly sliced ginger
A handful of sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms (reconstituted dried shiitakes are also fine)
6 dried red chilies (optional, but they certainly add some nice heat)
A handful of soybean sprouts (mung bean sprouts will also work)
4 cups good chicken stock
1½ cups fresh water
A handful of cut Napa cabbage
½ block firm tofu, sliced into ½-inch thick slices
½ teaspoon sesame oil
Salt, to taste
Start by marinating the fish. Mix the fish and marinade ingredients together in a bowl and set aside while you prep the other ingredients (about 15-20 minutes). You should have all the ingredients ready to go before you turn on the stove!
When you’re ready to cook, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large wok over medium heat. Add the ginger and mushrooms, and sauté for 2 minutes until fragrant and slightly browned. Stir in the dried chilies, if using, and cook for another 30 seconds. Add the bean sprouts and stir for another minute.
Add the chicken stock, water, napa cabbage, sliced tofu, and sesame oil. Bring to a boil and add salt to taste.
Once boiling, lay each piece of fish on the surface of the soup (do this one by one. You don’t want the fish to stick together in one clump). The heat should still be medium high to high. Carefully move the fish around the soup so each piece gets submerged in the hot liquid. Bring the soup to boil, and it’s done. Serve with scallion and cilantro on top.
The key is to marinate the fish first so not bland. As you can see, this soup is super easy and fast. It’s special enough for the weekend and fast enough for a weekday as well. Enjoy!
Prep. Time → 20 min
Cook Time → 15 min
August 15, 2018 16:01
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