Monday, December 18, 2017

saba soup

Recently on "Matsuko no Shiranai Sekai" they had an assortment of canned saba (mackerel).

During the show, they had a recipe for saba soup.

Of course, I had to try it because it is fahreezing these days...

Adapted from "Matsuko no Shiranai Sekai" : about 4 servings

1 can mackerel (packed in water) about 140 grams, drained
3 cups water
1 teaspoon shoyu
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
1/4 onion, diced
1/4 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 package of maitake, shredded by hand
a small handful of kikurage (cloud ear fungus), reconstituted then chopped slightly
1/2 bunch of chinese chives, cut into 2 inch pieces
1/2 clove garlic, grated
salt and pepper to taste

Put the onion and red bell pepper into the pot and bring to a boil
Turn down to a simmer then add the fish, breaking it up
Add the maitake, chives and garlic
Then add the shoyu & oyster sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

NOTES: The show didn't really give much direction or amounts, so I am just listing up what I put into my soup.

I didn't add any salt so the taste was on the light side.

We've had this with rice and also with baguette.

I like how this soup is super easy to put together.

Definitely making this again.


Rowena said...

okay, maybe the next time I open a can of mackerel and eat it over the sink (no time to sit down and eat properly these days!), I'll think of this soup...and a baguette, and maybe sit down and quit eating like a savage.

KirkK said...

Sounds very warm and comforting Kat!

jalna said...

Looks ono . . . but I would need to leave out the saba. LOL!! Interesting title of the program. I YouTubed it and was trying to figure out if the host was a guy or a gal. I'm still not sure. Hahaha.

K and S said...

lol Rowena, hope you get a chance to sit and eat soon!

Thanks Kirk :)

aw Jalna..."she" is a transvestite.

Take care everyone.