Suddenly last year, I discovered fish soup.
How easy it is to make.
How, with some foresight when shopping, you can have all the ingredients at home.
How fast it is.
How cheap it is.
Here is the recipe.
Using a non-stick wok, start simmering the celery and garlic in half a spoonful of olive oil. After about 4 mins, add the fish and, if fresh, sear it on both sides; if frozen, wait for it to thaw and release some juices.
Now, add a few drops (half a teaspoon) of fish sauce. It will smell really strongly at first, but the change in flavour is amazing!
What happens now is entirely up to you. You can either leave the soup as is and eat it, or you can add the following ingredients:
Et voilà! Your fast and cheap fish soup is ready to roll! If you want you can add some chilli flakes or chilli oil at any stage of the process. Boyfriend particularly appreciates this and I do not, so he always adds some chilli oil at the end.