Yellow Fish Soup

 

My family loves soup so this was a recipe I had to try. I have made a few adjustments from the original recipe which I found in a Feng Shui cookbook.

Feng Shui is based on the belief that everything in the universe is imbued with Chi (energy). Every type of food has a chi energy of its own, The type of energy is either Yin or Yang. If you eat Yin foods they will reduce your stress, broaden your mind and make you more creative. If you eat Yang foods they will give you self confidence, focus your mind and improve your efficiency.

Generally, and over all, you should eat a balanced diet of both Yin and Yang foods. In this recipe the smoked cod is very Yang so you could eat it just prior to doing something that requires mental stimulation.

Yellow Fish Soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Quantity: Serves 4

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Ingredients:

1 tablespoon oil
1 small onion, chopped finely
1 large stalk celery, chopped finely
1/4 red capsicum, chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, you guessed it - chopped finely
200 gm (8 ounces) smoked cod
3 cups low fat or skimmed milk
1 teaspoon vegetable stock powder
1 tablespoon corn flour
1/4 cup water
Pepper to taste
Fresh chopped dill, optional

 

Method:

In a saucepan saute the onion, celery, capsicum and garlic in oil for 10 minutes.

Lay the smoked cod on top of the vegies in the pan and tip over the milk. Poach gently for 8 - 10 minutes. Carefully remove the cooked fish to a warm plate . Flake the fish, removing any bones and skin if found. Return the fish to the pan and re-heat gently.

In a small bowl mix together the stock powder, corn flour and water. When it is well combined add to the fish soup and stir gently until the soup returns to the boil. Cook gently stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Season with pepper and check for saltiness. If necessary add salt. Thin down slightly with extra milk if desired. Sprinkle with dill and serve. Serves 4.

 

Notes:

This fish is usually quite salty so don't add any salt to the soup without tasting it first. This is a very thick creamy, yet chunky soup. More milk can be added if you prefer a runnier soup.

 

Food Facts:

Seafood contains all nine essential amino acids. The protein in seafood is more readily broken down and absorbed than the protein in red meats and poultry. Most nutrition researchers now say that eating seafood once or twice a week may be beneficial in preventing coronary heart disease. Fish is full of protein but low in calories and low in fat, particularly saturated fat.

Celery was once grown primarily for medicinal reasons, particularly by the Chinese. It has been prominent in Northern European cuisine since the 16th century. It is said that it takes more calories to eat and digest celery than there is in the celery. It is related to carrots, parsley and parsnips. Celery is high in vitamin C and potassium.

 

 

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