Friday, January 16, 2009

nobue-san's seafood soup

My friend Nobue made this for us one time, and of course I asked for the recipe as soon as the first spoonful passed my lips. It's good stuff, so good that I'm entering it in the Souper Sundays event this week over at Kahakai Kitchen, which I found out about through K and S.

Here's the recipe, in Nobue's own words:

1. Cut fish (either Tara “cod” or salmon) into bite-size pieces, season with salt and pepper, dredge in flour and fry.

2. Cut onions into fine strips.

3. Cut carrots and potatoes.

4. Cook onions with 2 tablespoons of butter until wilted.

5. Add another 2 or 3 tablespoons of butter, put carrot and potatoes, and cook more. Add 4 tablespoons of flour and reduce heat to low for 2-3 min.

6. Pour bouillon soup and bay leaf and boil gently until the potatoes is cooked. Add seafood and fish, add some milk, and cook gently.

7. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Bon appetit!


I also added some little baby frozen shrimp. Man alive, this is more-ish! I can imagine it with some of those little stop-sign-shaped crackers they used to serve in restaurants with fishy soups. Remember those?


Ivy said...

This soup is perfect for cold days like today. I am also preparing something for Deb's event.

Deb in Hawaii said...

What a great, hearty soup. It's always great to have good friends who share their recipes! Thanks for participating in Souper Sundays--I'll add you to this week's round-up on Sunday afternoon.



K and S said...

yummy! p.s. I think the stop sign crackers are called "oyster crackers", I could be wrong.

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Ivy, looking forward to seeing your Greek soup on Sunday! :)

Deb, yes, Nobue is a good friend and we love to trade recipes. We get together once a week so we always get good ideas from each other. Looking forward to the roundup and thanks for hosting it. :)

K and S, YES! Oyster crackers. Man, I was racking my brain trying to think of what they were called. Thanks! :)

K and S said...

Living in Japan, I notice I often forget words in English too.

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

K and S, yes, that drives me bonkers! :) Happens all the time.

Peter M said...

Abigail, the soup's jumping out at me...warm colours and with some crusty bread - a meal.

Reeni said...

This soup does look amazing! Comforting and kind of creamy and so yummy. I never thought of those crackers as stop sign shape until now! Great description.

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Peter, yes, you should try it sometime! I'll pass along your compliments to my friend Nobue. Thanks!

Reeni, I was just having a brainfart and couldn't remember that those stop-sign crackers are actually called "oyster crackers"! Living over here in Japan certainly does help me forget my English in a hurry. :)