Thursday, July 17, 2008

Seafood EggDrop Soup

My family loves soup. Don't you? We love all kinds of soup. It can be clear soup or thick soup. It can be cream soup or Sinigang (Sour soup) or Chinese soup or Japanese soup or Filipino soup... Of course a soup can be comforting on a rainy wet day. Do you find it wierd that we also love to have hot soups in the middle of summer? But we do love soup regardless of the weather! I'm sure almost every Filipino and Chinese have one kind of soup or another with all their meals, rain or shine. We do not consider the soup as a mere starter. For us, the soup itself is already a viand (ulam). We spoon the soup over our rice and eat the contents - usually meat and veggies (laman) with our rice.

Here is another easy to do, nutritious thick soup. Need I mention it is flavorful and yummy?

200 gms fresh shrimp meat, chopped
300 gms fresh fish fillet, cut into small cubes
5 pcs kani sticks, cut
a bunch of chinese spinach (polunchay), washed, chopped
2 eggs, well beaten
4 slices ginger
4 T garlic, minced
4 C water
salt and pepper to taste
3 T cornstarch dissolved in 3 T water

1. In a lightly oiled wok or pan, saute ginger until light brown. Sute garlic until fragrant but not burnt.

2. Add in the seafood. Stir fry for a while. Then add the water. Cover and let boil. Simmer until the seafoods are cooked.

3. Add in the spinach. Stir the dissolved cornstarch into boiling liquid until thickened.

4. When the soup boils again. Add the beaten egg while slowly swirling the laddle in the soup to spread the egg around. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

This easy to do and delicious warm soup with its high protein seafood and eggs is another entry to this month's Eat Healthy:Protein Rich event launched by Sangeeth of The Art of Indian Cooking. Please check out her round-up of healthy recipes by the end of the month.


eatingclubvancouver_js said...

I like soups which don't have stock as an ingredient. Thanks for sharing.

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Hello JS!
Thanks for dropping by!
Glad to hear you also like soups! :)

Sangeeth said...

great soup and a very healthy entry...loved ur pic too

mario b said...

I think italso looks good with nido soup with boied quail eggs,otherwise its a real blast in the mouth yummy soup.

Chandy said...

Hello, I'm Filipino and first time visitor to your blog. I love this recipe. Thanks for sharing; I'll make it soon!

Come visit me on mine!

mario b said...

you really have to stir the eggdrop soup if you boil it in a small cookpot,i found out the hard way when i left it for a second to answer the door bell and when i came back to finish my soup,it boiled over and scattered the upper contents into the fryer.....instead of more servings,i ended with just one....lesson:adjust to a smaller fire and use a bigger cookpot.

Anonymous said...

when you say "slice of ginger", how much is that?

viagra online said...

this is an appetizing dish. My mother loves to prepare this recipe. however it doesn't look as your, but is very similar.

Lisa said...

Tried Nido soup last year from like . Tastes really good... yeah, I thought it was gross at first, but wow, you won't regret it.

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