Thursday, October 4, 2012

Herbal Fish Soup

A simple herbal soup with freshly caught fish [from my hubby's fishing trip].
[serves 2-3]
1 whole garoupa [about 300 gm] - clean and cut into half
1 tbsp meddlar seeds [goji/wolfberries]
1/2 tsp salt to taste
1/2 tsp chicken stock granules
5 gm [1 piece] tian-ma [Rhizoma Gastrodiae Elatae]
3-4 slices dong quai [angelica roots]
5 pieces chuan qiong [szechuan lovage rhizome]
some button mushrooms [I omit]
3 bowls water
  1. Rinse herbs and place in a soup pot with water.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes until aromatic.  Put in the fish and goji to cook [add button mushrooms if using].  Let is boil.
  2. Add in seasoning to taste.
  3. Serve hot.
Health Benefits
  • Tian - Ma [Rhizoma Gastrodiae Elatae] is also known as Gastrodia Tuber. The sweet and neutral herb has been used in TCM to relieve pain, treat neurasthenia and insomnia, depression, blood-vessel type of migraine, etc., as it calms internal Wind and convulsions, soothes the Liver, controls ascending Yang due to Yin Deficiency, etc., by enhancing the function of liver channels.

I'm linking this post to Muhibbah Malaysian Monday October 2012 hosted by 
Sharon of Test with Skewer
 Please join us!

and also  submitting this post to TSK Butler Soup Kitchen Monthly Blogger Event 
October 2012 and also in conjunction with World Food Day hosted by The Spanish Wok.

and also submitting to Carole's Chatter for Friday's theme on 'Soup Glorious Soups'


 hosted by Lavender and Lovage

Cooking with Herbs


Cheah said...

I've never cooked 'fishy' soup before. Remember that my mum used to make 'sang yu with kot choy' soup. Fresh fish in your soup must be very, very tasty...mmm!

Kimmy said...

Hi Cheah, this soup is really tasty, no fishy smell at all. Got to like fish soup since my Taiwan trip where I tried fish soup cook with just shredded ginger and soup stock. Important pointer - fish must be really fresh.

Debs @ The Spanish Wok said...

Yum, a lovely healthy recipe as always Kimmy.

Thanks for submitting to The Soup Kitchen October Event. Will be published after the 20th.


Kimmy said...

Hi Debs, will continue to share with you my tested recipes on soups and curries.

PH said...

Kimmy, I like this soup. So lucky you can get freshly caught fish. Your husband has a good hobby :)

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, 1 setback, he no longer enjoys fishes that I bought from the market. His 'hoo lama kiam hoo' are also very good. Many of my friends coming after him for them.

Carole said...

Great soup. Food on Friday is all about soup. It would be wonderful if you linked this in. Here's the link . Have a souper duper week!

Kimmy said...

Hi Carole, oops forgot to check this week's theme. Thanks for your invite. Will do.

Carole said...

Thanks for linking this in Kimmy. Cheers

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