How to Make Papaya Fish Soup ? A Step By Step Guide

Healthy Papaya and Fish Soup Recipe – A Delicious and Nutritious Soup for Everyone



Among the Chinese community, this delicious and nutritious papaya and fish Soup are believed to help a breastfeeding mother to increase her breast milk supply during the confinement period.  Fish is a good source of protein while papaya is rich in minerals, Vitamin A, C and E.  With these rich nutrition contents, the soup provides healthy meal for everyone, even more so for a breastfeeding mother.
The most basic version of this soup includes a few very simple ingredients: fish, green or almost ripe papaya, ginger, water and salt. Add all these ingredients into a pot and boil it for about 20 minutes.  For richer or stronger taste, boil the soup until the water turns to milky colour.  It is so tasty and well-liked by many.

Ingredients

350g  (11 oz) Carp Fish or Red Snapper
About 500g (1 Ib) of one slightly unripe papaya
6 cups of broth
1 tablespoon of ginger shreds
1 tablespoon of chopped scallion / green onion (optional)

Seasonings

½ teaspoon of salt (to taste)
½ teaspoon of Rice wine (optional)

Methods

1.      Wash the fish, cut the fish out from the bone (remove the bone), and cut the fish fillet into slices.
2.     Cut the papaya into half and remove the seeds. Slice it into similar size as the fish pieces.
3.     Pour the broth and ginger shreds into a pot. Bring to boil for about 3 minutes.
4.     Add the papaya and fish slices. Bring to boil again for another 5 minutes.
5.     (If you like stronger and milky taste, boil the soup until it turns milky colour, which may take 1 to 2 hours)
6.     Add seasonings and garnish with green onion. 

Variations

You can also add
1.     red dates
2.     white fungus
3.     dried black mushroom
4.     sesame oil
5.     white pepper powder
for sweeter and more distinct taste.

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