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Quick and easy fish soup

quick and easy fish soup, simple fish soup, fish soup recipe, toddler


Serve: 3 – 4

800ml homemade fish stock (note 1)wakame, Japanese seaweed, quick and easy fish soup, toddler
130g fish fillet (I used threadfin 马友鱼)
150g silken tofu – cut into small cubes (note 2)
2 tomatoes (medium) – cut into wedges
2 tsp dried wakame (Japanese seaweed)
Ginger slice (peeled, cut 3-4 thin slices and finely shredded)
Spring onions (scallion) or coriander leaves for garnishing

Salt and pepper to taste

Marinade (for fish fillets):
1½ tsp light soy sauce
¼ tsp sesame oil
A few shredded gingers
Spring onions (optional) – note 3

Methods:fish fillet, quicky and easy fish soup, toddler

  1. Wash and pat dry fish fillet. Prepare a steaming plate, place fish fillet with spring onions underlying it. Marinate with light soy sauce and sesame oil. Top with some shredded gingers. Refer to photo at the right side. Steam for 8-10 minutes until the fish is cooked through (flaked easily). Set aside to cool. Flake fish finely or into small chunks. (notes 4 and 5).
  2. Bring stock to a boil. Add in tofu, ginger and tomatoes. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Bring stock to a boil again and turn off the heat.
  4. Add in fish from step (1) and dried wakame. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Garnish with chopped spring onions or coriander leaves and serve.


  1. You can make your own fish stock by following the steps in this post.
  2. Refer to this post on how to remove tofu from the packaging.
  3. The spring onion will prevent the fish fillet from sticking to the plate during steaming. It will also add flavour to the steamed sauce.
  4. Retain the steamed sauce and add it to your fish stock for extra flavour in step (2).
  5. Instead of steaming, slice the fish thinly and marinate with seasoning. In step (3), when the stock is boiling, add in fish and cook until the flesh turns white. Do not overcook it. This method is suitable for fish fillet without bones attached.
  6. You may include other ingredients such as homemade fish balls, prawns, fresh mushrooms (shitake, shimeji and enoki), Chinese seaweeds, egg, corns (baby corns or corn on the cob), lettuce and cabbage.


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  1. noobcook says:

    wholesome and delicious!!!

  2. Alice says:

    This soup is just perfect for me!~

  3. So light and healthy! I love soup!

  4. Rosa says:

    Healthy and delicious looking! A great idea.



  5. I love how you did wakame shot! Brilliant! I’m on diet and I should be drinking this kind of soup everyday…if I really, really want to lose weight! Fabulous food styling!

  6. Joanne says:

    I’ve become a serious soup FIEND over the past year and I love the sound of this! So many fresh flavors.

  7. wokandspoon says:

    Stumbled here and I’m glad I did. I love my soup, and my tofu and wakame. All 3 combined in a meal – heaven!

  8. tigerfish says:

    My kind of soup! Quick, nutritious, and flavorful. Can’t go wrong with tomatoes in a soup like this.

  9. Lannie says:

    looks delicious! love the use of wakame here.

  10. So healthy and delicious, thanks.

    You are welcome to join in my food blogger event THE SOUP KITCHEN, here all bloggers are welcome, hope to see you participate soon.

  11. Janine says:

    tomato is a must have for me in fish soup too! my mom adds some homemade fish balls sometimes as well 🙂 i love soups too even though i have no canto blood hehe

  12. konde says:

    hmm simple, but look tasty.
    i will try this menu, thanks for share the recipe

  13. This soup looks great with the mix of colors and those pretty tomatoes! The light broth, fish, and tofu sound delicious. This would be perfect for our warm and humid weather too!

  14. Katerina says:

    Soup is indeed a very comforting meal aspecially during the cold winter days! Tofu is my son’s latest discovery and I am sure he would love to have this beautiful soup as a meal!

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