Soup

HOW TO COOK FRESH FISH SOUP

OUR SPIRITUAL FOOD
Always appreciate God for the good works He has done for you and your family, at least if not for anything for the air you breath, because it is not easy, why am i saying this, Last week Saturday i went for rehearsers in my church, on my way back home a bike man ran into the bike myself and my church member took, unfortunately for the devil what he planned was not exactly what happened, the devil planned on killing us but instead, i had my right hand broken and my church member had a minor scratch on his knee, well i give God thanks because my hand is getting better now. Therefore give God the glory cause you never can tell the battle He has fought or the one he is still fighting for you.
Todays Topic is on “How To Cook Fresh Fish Soup”

Fresh fish is a fish that is being gotten from the high sea, such as Cat fish, Shine nose, Crocker, Tilapia, Red snapped, Yellow tail, e.t.c
It can be eaten with Swallows such as, Eba (garri), Fufu (akpu), Semovita, Plantain flour, the list are endless.
There are two methods when preparing this soup, the methods are
(i) Fried oil method (ii) cooked oil method.
I will be taking you on the first method which is the “Fried oil method”. The second method will be discussed in Subsequent Posts.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED
(i) Water (ii) Fresh fish (iii) Palm oil (350ml)1/2 bottle (iv) Fresh pepper (v) Seasoning cube (vi) Salt (vii) Onion (viii) Fresh shrimp

PROCEDURES
Step 1. Cut the fins and tails of the fish, remove the intestines and clean the body of the fish very well (if it is a scale fish, scrap off the scales completely).
Step 2. Cut them into small pieces, (but to your desired quantity).
Step 3. Blend your pepper.
Step 4. Slice your onion.
Step 5. Cut off the head and tail of the shrimp, remove the shell from the body, wash it with clean water.
Step 6. After preparing both the fish and the shrimp, boil 3cup of water.
Step 7. As soon as the water boils, pour the water into an empty bowl, add a little cold water to reduce the hotness of the water so as not to peel off the skin of the fish when putting the fish inside the hot water.
Step 8. After washing it with the hot water, you can now wash it with cold water 2times at least.
Step 9. Place a clean and empty pot on the cooker, pour 1/2 bottle of oil (350ml) or less than that into the pot, heat it for a minute.
Step 10. Add the sliced onion, blended pepper, and stir for 2seconds.
Step 11. Turn both the shrimp and the fish inside the hot oil, immediately add 500ml (a cup) of water, salt and seasoning cube, stir it and allow it to steam for 2-3minutes.
Step 12. After allowing it to steam for 2-3minutes, open the pot, add water to your quantity, taste it to know if the ingredients are sufficient, if they are not add the ones’ you feel like adding to your taste, cover the pot allow to steam for another 5minutes for the pepper and fish to be well cooked.
I Hope You Have Learnt Something Different Today?

TIPS
* You can not prepare your fresh fish soup without your thickener, and your thickener may likely be tin tomatoe, fresh okra (sliced and pounded one), grounded melon.
* Why fresh pepper is being preferred over the grounded one is because of the nice flavour it gives to the soup.
* You must not use all the 1/2 bottle of oil, depending on the quantity of the soup you wish to prepare. (you determine the quantity of oil you are to use).

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