Spicy Cod Fish and Tofu Soup/Sauce by Sy

Total Time
35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is one of my most favorite soups, wholesome and delicious! You can reduce the amount of spices to taste if you like. Or you can use less stock, add more cornstarch and make this recipe into a great "Spicy Cod Fish and Tofu Sauce"... and then served with white rice.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 453.59 g fresh cod, fillets cut into medium size pieces (scrod or haddock as a substitute)
  • 113.39 g ground pork (or ground turkey, chicken, beef)
  • 396.89 g tofu, soft, medium firm (not the very soft silken tofu)
  • 1419.54 ml chicken stock (or wonton soup powder)
  • 29.58 ml peanut oil
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped up
  • 1 piece ginger, chopped up (small)
  • 44.37 ml cornstarch, in
  • 44.37 ml water, stir
  • 14.79 ml soy sauce
  • 1.23 ml mild curry powder
  • 0.59 ml cayenne pepper (tabasco sauce as a substitute)
  • 0.59 ml sugar
  • 14.79 ml rice wine
  • 9.85 ml sesame oil
  • 2 scallions, trimmed, cleaned and cut into 1/2 long pieces (can also add or substitute leek)

Directions

  1. In a large pot add peanut oil, then garlic and ginger.
  2. Stir fry for about 15 seconds.
  3. Add ground meat and stir fry about 1 minute, then add soy sauce.
  4. Add soup stock, curry powder, cayenne pepper, sugar and heat to a simmer.
  5. Add fish and simmer for about 3-5 minutes (don't over cook the fish).
  6. Add tofu, rice wine and cook for about 2+ minutes.
  7. Then add cornstarch to thicken (stir carefully and making sure not to break up the fish or tofu) Add sesame oil and then scallions and one easy stir.
  8. Serve in individual soup bowls.
  9. "SPICY FISH SAUCE" (alternate recipe)- Reduce the stock to 3-4 cups, add about 2 or more tablespoons of cornstarch (for the thickness of the sauce you desire) and bring to a boil to thicken. Then serve on individual plates and with white rice.
  10. Finally, you can add more spices to taste -- Enjoy.