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Asian-style fish soup

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. Place the fish head and tail into a saucepan along with the vegetable stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 5-6 minutes.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan and simmer for 10-12 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

  3. To serve, remove the fish head and tail from the soup and discard. Pour the soup into a warm serving bowl.


  • 1 sea bass head
  • 1 sea bass tail
  • 300ml/½ pint hot vegetable stock
  • 50g/1¾oz asparagus, chopped
  • 50g/1¾oz tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 100g/3½oz shiitake mushrooms, chopped
  • ½ lime, juice only
  • pinch dried chilli flakes

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