Sweet Sour Spicy Star Fruit Soup
Delicious sweet, sour and spicy star fruit soup with Asian catfish is authentic recipe from Vietnam. Authentic recipe used tamarind pulps but I substituted for tamarind powder because it easier and faster to cook, and it taste just as good.
|1 tablespoon of vegetable oil|
|1 clove of garlic, minced|
|1 tablespoon of fresh or frozen minced lemon grass|
|4 cups of water|
|1 lb (450 gram) of frozen Asian catfish( rinsed well under water), or 0.50 kg filet basa or catfish (cut chunks)|
|2 star fruits , sliced|
|2 stalks of celery, chopped|
|1 tablespoon of Knorr tamarind powder|
|2 tablespoons of fish sauce|
|2 tablespoons of sugar|
|1 tomato, cut chunks|
|2 stalks of green onion, chopped|
|1/2 cup of chopped rice paddy herb (ma-om)|
|2 chopped chili pepper or to your taste (option)|
Directions to make Sweet Sour Spicy Star Fruit Soup
- Pre-heat a soup pot.
- When soup pot is hot, add oil, saute’ garlic and lemon grass for few minutes then add water, cook till water bubbling.
- Add fish, star fruit and celery to boiling water, stirs and cook till fish tender.
- Seasoning with tamarind powder, fish sauce and sugar, stirs well, add tomato, stirs.
- Top with green onion, rice paddy herb and hot chili pepper before serve.
Serve hot with rice.
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Serving Size: 2
Calories Per Serving: 700