Thursday, April 21, 2011

Clear Fish Head Soup with Sweet Basil

This soup is one of our family favourite's dish. When i see fish head at home, sure this will my mom cooks. Never that i will get bore with it. The soup is so refreshing, with alot of ginger and sweet basil. It is the simplest soup to prepare.

Half Red snapper fish head/ any big fish head
alot of fresh gingers
a handful sweet basil
5 garlic clove finely chopped
boiling water

salt & pepper
chicken stock granules

* Clean fish head and cut into pieces, put aside.
* Clean ginger, skin off and flatten with a cleaver, chopped garlic finely and set aside. clean sweet basil.
* Heat up oil in wok, saute chopped garlic and ginger until fragrant. add in fish head to mix well. Add in hot water, close lid for 5 minutes and add in salt, pepper, & chicken granules to taste and add in sweet basil and close lid for another 5 minutes or until its done when sweet basil turns a little dark green and clear soup become white in color.

Note : if you prefer not to over cooked the sweet basil, add it in 3 minutes before serve.

Happy Cooking!!

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