10/20/2010

Fish head with Watercress Soup

Soup is a must dish in KadazanDusun daily meal.  It is such a complementary to every meal in lunch or dinner. Even in a simple meal, there must be a sup.  Sometimes it can be served alone as a main dish and eaten with plain white rice.

My recipe for today is the fish head soup with watercress. As stated by Kitchen Flavours in his watercress soup recipe, The watercress is really nutritious and delicious as it helps to reduce heatiness and detoxifies the body. 

Watercress does have many benefits for health.  Compared to raw and boiled broccoli, raw tomato and a raw apple, Watercress is the better source of vitamins C, B1 and B6, K, E, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium and zinc.


Everybody knows that fish is an excellent source of protein, a vital source of essential fatty acids and contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.  So the combination of fish head and watercress soup not only tastes delicious but also full of nutrients.

Fish Head with Watercress Soup



Ingredients:
  1. 1 fish head
  2. a bunch of watercress
  3. some ginger (thinly sliced)
  4. some white part of scallion (sliced)
  5. 1 tbsp sesame oil
Seasoning:
  1. 1tbsp salt
  2. a pinch of anchovies granules
  3. a pinch of pepper powder

Method:
  • Clean the fish head and cut into medium pieces.  
  • Coat with cornstarch, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper powder. Marinate for a while. Fry until golden brown.  Set aside.
  • Clean and simply pluck the leaves and the soft part of the watercress stems.
  • Heat up sesame oil in a pot.  Fry ginger until aromatic and then add in sliced white part of scallion.
  • Pour about 1litre of water and bring to boil.
  • Add in fish head followed by seasoning ingredients. Boil in medium heat for a while.
  • Add in watercress, simmer for about 30 minutes.  Stir gently occasionally for fish head is not destroyed.  
  • Serve hot.



2 comments:

kitchen flavours

Your soup looks delicious! I love fish head and I love watercress, so this is perfect! Thanks for mentioning me! He! He! ^..^

AloyCia E.Joan

Hi KF,
Was new in blogging, and yet still not very familiar with the blogging stuff. Mentioning you in my post is truly my way to appreciate you. Thanks a lot... :)

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