Asian-Style Salmon Soup

Let's get one thing straight from the start - this Asian-Style salmon soup is a very light dish indeed. But the flavours are simply amazing, so fresh. I absolutely love it.

I have a huge appetite. Sitting still makes me hungrier – not to mention sitting still and writing about food. I’m less hungry when on the go and never more so than when in the kitchen cooking up a storm.

Cooking stills my hunger. I have personally never known a better way to lose weight than to cook a lot. I still taste all the food I cook, of course, but being in the middle of cooking one dish after the other reduces my hunger immensely.

I’m not going to deny it though - to properly still my hunger on a very hungry day, I’d have to add more than one fillet of salmon to my own bowl of this Asian-Style salmon soup.

I like to serve this Asian-style salmon soup together with a salad like my Asian-Style Carrot Salad, Crunchy Thai Salad or Asian Coleslaw. It is simply a case of matching Asian flavours in a main course with other Asian flavours in any side-dish that I serve at the same time.

For 4 people:

1 litre, 1¾ pints, 4½ cups, fish stock

1 teaspoon honey

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

3cm piece ginger, finely sliced

1 lemongrass stalk - cut off the thinner top, leaving you with the “bulb” at the bottom, discard tough outer layer, cut the “bulb” in half and slice very finely

1 large red chilli, finely chopped

1 lime, zest and juice

2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce (nam pla)

1 spring onion (scallion), sliced

Handful of coriander (cilantro) leaves

4 salmon fillets, skinned and each fillet cut into 3 pieces

1. Start by heating up the oven to 200C/fan 180C/400F/gas mark 6. Pour the stock into a sauce pan, add the honey and bring to a simmer. Add the garlic, ginger, lemongrass, chilli and lime zest to the pan and simmer for 10 minutes.

2. While the soup is simmering, cover a baking tray with baking parchment. Place the salmon pieces on the tray, season with a bit of salt and cook in the oven for 5-6 minutes.

3. Add the fish sauce and the lime juice to the soup. Place 3 pieces of salmon in each bowl, divide the soup between the bowls and scatter over the spring onion (scallion) and coriander (cilantro).

New Comments! Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Home Page > Soup recipes > Asian-Style Salmon Soup

You can buy my book "A Tasty Way to a Healthy Life" as either a paperback or as a Kindle book on Amazon. It has all the recipes on my website + some new recipes which are exclusive to the book.

Recent Articles

  1. Sri Lankan Vegetable Curry

    Mar 27, 20 04:56 PM

    A delicious Sri Lankan vegetable curry which is quick to cook once you have prepared the ingredients.

    Read More

  2. Virus fighting beetroot soup

    Mar 04, 20 07:46 AM

    With this virus doing the rounds around the world, it is a good idea to shore up your immune system with lots of healthy food. This is a recipe for an asian-style beetroot soup which is rich in many d…

    Read More

  3. Spirulina May Improve Symptoms of Hay Fever

    Feb 14, 20 08:33 AM

    Spirulina is a really healthy blue-green algae that grows in both fresh and salt water. You can buy it in either powder form or as a supplement. Apart from being rich in many different vitamins and mi…

    Read More