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Fish Soup with Vegetables (Pesang Dalag) Recipe

Fish Soup with Vegetables (Pesang Dalag) Recipe

Fish Soup with Vegetables (Pesang Dalag) Recipe

The success of this simple fish soup depends on the freshness of the fish and the ginger.

Ingredients :

    • 3 cups (750 ml) rice water or water
    • 2 in (5 cm) fresh ginger, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns, cracked
    • 1 onion, quartered
    • 1/2 small green cabbage, quartered
    • 2 teaspoons oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (patis)
    • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 11/2 lbs (750 g) fresh fish fillets (catfish, grouper or tilapia), cut into serving slices
    • 1 bunch lettuce or leafy greens, cut into pieces (optional)
    • 1 baby leek or 2 spring onions, sliced, to garnish
    • 1 portion Miso Tomato Sauce

Method :

    1. Prepare the Miso Tomato Sauce.
    2. Boil the rice water, ginger and peppercorns for 5 minutes. Add the onion and cabbage, and simmer for 3 minutes.
    3. Add the oil, salt, fish sauce and ground pepper, and boil for another 2 minutes. Reduce the heat, add the fish and green vegetables, and simmer for 10 minutes.
    4. Ladle the stew into a large serving bowl, garnish with leek or spring onions and serve with the Miso Tomato Sauce on the side.

Note : To prepare rice water for this recipe, mix 3 cups (750 ml) water with 1 cup (200 g) uncooked rice. Stir and strain, reserving the rice water.

Serves 4   
Preparation time : 20 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins