Sour Catfish Soup

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Sep. 09, 2011


Tamarind 1 Ounce
Hot water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Ginger 2 Tablespoon , minced
Green onions 2 , thinly sliced
Lemongrass stalk 1 , thinly sliced
Hot pepper flakes 1 Pinch
Fish sauce 2 Tablespoon
Lemon juice To Taste
Catfish fillets 1/2 Pound
Cucumber slices 4 (To Garnish)



1. Soak the tamarind pulp in hot water till it softens


2. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium flame; add ginger, green onions, lemongrass and hot pepper flakes and cook till fragrant

3. Into the same saucepan, strain tamarind water through a fine mesh strainer, strain the chunks and pulp with a wooden spoon and discard the seeds and fibers

4. Add fish sauce to the pan, allow to simmer for five minutes, adjust seasonings; add catfiosh slices and cook till opaque white


5. Garnish with cucumber slices and serve at once

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 117Calories from Fat 59

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 661 mg27.54%

Total Carbohydrates 7 g2.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 4 g

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet