Catfish and Miso Sour Soup
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 4 cloves garlic - crushed
- 1 onion - peeled and thinly sliced
- 3 tomatoes - diced
- ¾ cup yellow miso - (see notes after the recipe)
- ½ cup tamarind extract - mixed with four cups water
- patis (fish sauce) - to taste
- 1 ½ kilograms catfish - cleaned and cut into serving-size pieces (see notes after the recipe)
- 200 grams mustard leaves - cut into halves, if large
- Heat the cooking oil in a pot and sauté the garlic, onion and tomatoes.
- When the garlic, onion and tomatoes start to soften, add the miso. Cook for a few minutes until the vegetables liquefy some more and the mixture turns a bit pasty.
- Pour in the diluted tamarind extract.
- Season with patis to balance the sourness. If the broth is too sour, add more water.
- Add the fish. Bring to the boil. Lower the heat cover and simmer for about ten minutes.
- Add the mustard leaves and simmer for another three minutes.
- Ladle the soup into your favorite soup tureen or serving bowl and serve at once.
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