Using Herbs and Spices

Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Soups)

Seafood Soup Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 5-6

675 ml

2 tablespoons

225 g

115 g

115 g

12

2-3 tablespoons

1/4 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

2 sprigs

1 tablespoon

2 cloves

2

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

2 medium

3 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

Chicken stock

Tamarind juice or lime juice

Fish fillet, cut into small cubs

Fresh scallops, sliced

Raw peeled shrimps

Clams or mussels, scrubbed clean

Dry white wine or sherry

Salt

Ground black pepper

Coriander (cilantro) leaves, for garnishing

Vegetable oil

Garlic, finely chopped

Shallots, finely chopped

Chili sauce

Tomato sauce

Tomatoes, chopped

Fish sauce

Sugar

Method :
  • Heat oil in a wok and pan.

  • Lightly brown garlic and shallots.

  • Add chili sauce, tomato sauce, chopped tomato, fish sauce and sugar.

  • Blend well, then simmer for 2-3 minutes.

  • Add stock with tamarind juice or lime juice. Bring to the boil.

  • Just before serving, add seafood and wine or sherry to stock. Bring back to boil.

  • Cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes until clam or mussel shells have opened, discard any that remain closed after cooking.

  • Taste soup and adjust seasoning, to your liking.

  • Garnish with coriander (cilantro) sprigs and serve hot.

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