The Recipes

Spicy Fish Soup

Well, being newly limited in what I can cook, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.  I've gotten pretty good over these last few months about using up absolutely everything I buy - so, hey, sometimes it means I'm using the same herbs in almost every dish, but I try to do SOMETHING to make each one decidedly different.

This one has a little bit of kick to it, so remove the seeds and ribs from the pepper if you're not a heat-lover like me.

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Spicy Fish Soup

Ingredients:

- 1 4-6 oz. piece of cod or other white fish
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/6 small onion, finely diced
- 1/2 serrano pepper, sliced
- 1/2 c. tomato puree or sauce
- 1/2 c. vegetable, chicken or seafood stock
- a few leaves of cilantro, torn for garnish
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- salt
- pepper
- olive oil

In a small pan, heat 1/2 T. of olive oil.  Add the onion and pepper, season with salt, and let them soften for 4-5 minutes until the onion becomes fairly translucent.

Add in the cayenne, cumin and garlic, and stir for another minute.  Next, add in the tomato sauce and sotck and season with salt and pepper.  Bring the liquid to a simmer.

Slide the fish into the soup, letting it cook for 4-5 minutes, flipping it halfway through.  The fish should be opaque and cooked through.

Carefully slide the fish soup into a bowl.  Finish with the lemon juice and torn cilantro.