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Walnut Grove Recipes
Thai Style Monkfish Soup
- 2 sticks lemon grass
- 50g ginger
- 25g galangal
- 1 small red chilli - hot!
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 spring onion
- 200g monkfish
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 cube chicken bouillon
- 500ml fish stock
- 1 tbs coriander, chopped
- 400ml coconut milk
- 1tsp castor sugar
1. Finely chop the lemon grass, chilli & spring onion, crush
the garlic and grate the galangal and ginger. Chop the monkfish
into cubes around 2cm square, set aside.
a heavy based saucepan, add the olive oil, lemon grass, chilli,
spring onion, garlic, galangal and ginger to the saucepan.
3. Gently fry for around 3mins over a medium heat
then add the fish stock and half a chicken bouillon cube. Bring
to the boil and reduce gently by half, then add the coconut milk.
Season to taste, add more of the chicken bouillon if necessary.
4 . Bring to a simmer, add chopped monkfish & sugar and simmer
for a further couple of minutes until the monkfish is just cooked.
5. Add the chopped coriander and serve!
This is a fantastic starter, or a lovely lunch. Homemade bread
would be a good accompaniment.
This is best made the day before to allow the
flavors to infuse. When re-heating be careful not to overcook
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