Seafood Soup with Chilli and Basil

  • 21/02/2007
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4
  • 30 min

This fresh seafood soup with selected spices will leave nobody impassive. Spicy chilli and ginger coupled with refreshing coriander and basil will provide an extra dimension. Definitely worth trying!

Ingredients

  • 8 prawns – peeled
  • 8 mussels
  • 200 g white fish fillets
  • 200 g smaller squid
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 80 g onion, diced
  • 400 g tomato, peeled and diced
  • 800 ml water
  • 1 teaspoon teaspoon lime rind, grated
  • ½ teaspoon teaspoon coriander root, grated
  • 2 teaspoons Vegeta Chicken Stock Powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 small chilli, choped
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon basil, chopped

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Wash the prawns and mussels well.
  2. 2.
    Cut the fish into small pieces (4 cm) and the squid into even smaller pieces.
  3. 3.
    To hot oil, add ginger, turmeric and onion. Cook for about a minute. Add the tomato and cook for a few more minutes.
  4. 4.
    Cover with water, add lime rind, coriander and Vegeta Chicken Stock Powder. Cook for 10 minutes.
  5. 5.
    Add sugar and seafood. Bring to boil and cook covered for another 10 minutes.
  6. 6.
    Remove and dispose of unopened mussels, mix in lime juice, chilli and salt (according to taste). Just prior to serving sprinkle with basil.

Serving

Serve the soup hot, with rice and few drops of olive oil, as desired.

Tip

Mussels and prawns can be cut in smaller pieces, if prefer.

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 192 / 803 - -
Fat g 4,46 - -
Carbohydrates g 15,59 - -
Dietary fibre g 2,16 - -
Protein g 22,94 - -
Sodium g 0,77 0 0
Vitamin A μg 1.819,58 45 36
Vitamin D μg 39,25 20 20
Vitamin C mg 47,86 64 53
Niacin mg 7,53 54 38
Potassium mg 757,64 20 20
Calcium mg 83,49 8 8
Phosphorous mg 375,37 47 47

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)