Canh Chua Ca - Hot Sour Fish Soup W/ Pineapple

Another recipe from the In-Laws. This is a wonderful soup that is a common meal for my mother-in-law to make. It is so delicious I just had to have the recipe! My mother-in-law used catfish fillets, skin and all, I prefer to use the pre-diced chunks. Galangal is also known as Siamese Ginger. It can be found fresh, frozen, or dried at asian markets.

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ingredients

directions

  • Cut the midsection of the lemongrass into 1-2 inch pieces and smash them to release the aromatics.
  • Heat the oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat.
  • add the garlic, onion, lemongrass and galangal.
  • saute 2-3 minutes or until the onion is soft but not brown.
  • Add the pineapple, bamboo shoots, and mushrooms.
  • cook while stirring for about 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken (or fish) stock and turn the heat to high.
  • Once it's boiling, add the tamarind, fish sauce, sugar, and salt.
  • Stir well. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Add the catfish and boil gentle for about 5 minutes, until the fish is opaque.
  • Add the bean sprouts, mint, and green onion to the individual bowls.
  • Ladle soup on top.
  • Garnish with Cilantro and Serrano Chiles.
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"Another recipe from the In-Laws. This is a wonderful soup that is a common meal for my mother-in-law to make. It is so delicious I just had to have the recipe! My mother-in-law used catfish fillets, skin and all, I prefer to use the pre-diced chunks. Galangal is also known as Siamese Ginger. It can be found fresh, frozen, or dried at asian markets."
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  1. Mudpie
    This fish soup was very good. We put it on cooked noodles in individual bowls. Thanks for posting!
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  2. Kiersten Phae
    Another recipe from the In-Laws. This is a wonderful soup that is a common meal for my mother-in-law to make. It is so delicious I just had to have the recipe! My mother-in-law used catfish fillets, skin and all, I prefer to use the pre-diced chunks. Galangal is also known as Siamese Ginger. It can be found fresh, frozen, or dried at asian markets.
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