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Shark Fin Soup

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  Dried shark fin 1⁄4 Kilogram
  Chicken meat 1 Cup (16 tbs), boiled and shredded
  Onion 2 Medium, sliced
  Mushrooms 4 Large (Soaked In Hot Water For 30 Minutes)
  Sliced ginger 2 Teaspoon
  Bamboo shoots 50 Gram (Canned Or Boiled)
  Wine vinegar 1 Teaspoon
  Rice wine 1 Tablespoon
  Soya sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Corn flour 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Peanut oil 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Secondary broth 7 1⁄2 Cup (120 tbs)

Boil the shark fins in water for 20 minutes.
Drain the water and fill the pan again fresh with boiling water and cook for 20 minutes.
Repeat the draining and boiling process 4 times.
This preparation will take 2 hours.
Bring 1 1/2 cups secondary broth to the boil.
Add sliced onions and ginger.
Add the drained shark fins and cook for 15 minutes.
Bring to the boil then drain off and discard the broth.
Remove the stalks from mushrooms and shred the caps.
Thinly slice the bamboo shoots.
Heat oil and saute, shark fins, chicken, bamboo shoots, stir well add wine and vinegar.
Continue cooking until dry.
Pour remaining broth into the pan.
Add soya sauce, mushrooms, sugar and salt.
Mix cornflour with 1/2 cup water and add to the soup.
Stir well.
Let it simmer for a few minutes more and remove.
Serve hot.
(In China shark fin is eaten to prevent brittleness of bone, after 30 years of age it is taken regularly).

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 348 Calories from Fat 130

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20.7%

Saturated Fat 3 g15.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 93.3 mg31.1%

Sodium 4980.2 mg207.5%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.3%

Dietary Fiber 5.6 g22.5%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 37 g74.6%

Vitamin A 2.3% Vitamin C 16.6%

Calcium 9% Iron 9.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Sheldon's picture
DON"T eat Shark's Fin soup. Are you not aware that you are promoting the suffering and extinction of Sharks?
Seawitch 's picture
Shark Fin soup is unhealthy given it's high mercury content, it's destroying the worlds shark population so one culture can have one snob soup. The harvesting of fins is so brutal I'm ashamed to be a member of the human race. My painting makes it's point very clear.....
Anonymous's picture
STOP EATING SHARK FIN SOUP! In a process called finning, the fins are cut from living sharks.After the fins have been cut off, the remainder of the fish, which is often still alive, is thrown back into the sea. When returned to the ocean, the finless shark is unable to swim, and sinks to the ocean bottom and dies a slow death.
Captain Carman OSMS's picture
Get over yourselves with the finning thing. Yes finning is a bad thing but when you harvest your own sharks and make steaks out of the tasty boogars why waste the fins. I skin them and make fin soup with them all the time. It is especially nice in the winter time when fishing isn't so much fun.
Bo Sundström's picture
Eating shark fin soup is totally stupid and also characteristic of the Chinese view on "medicine". Chinese medicine seems to be based mainly on superstition. Unfortunately Chinese "medicine" always seem to involve body-parts of rare animals. The rarer the animal the more potent it seems to be medicine wise. It is sad to learn that this superstition is now spreading rapidly in Chinese communities all over the world. Note that "Chinese medicine" has never, throughout history, been very efficient on curing illnesses. The average lifespan in China rose sharply only after "western medicine" was introduced into the country. Chinese medicine is idiotic.
darkartist's picture
take off this recipe and shark fin from your eating habbits - its tasteless and useless - and let me tell you something... shark is not whatever animal - it cant reproduce like the others - it has one partner for all life - its not like chickens and rats - the ocean needs the sharks and you need the ocean so - plus its an ancient animal - dont let this prehistoric creature disappear because of your tasteless taste for shark fin soup
Shark Fin Soup Recipe