Fish soup recipe, happy chinese new year

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
35 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
1 whole oily and firm-flesh fish, scaled and guts removed, cleaned thoroughly

canesugar vinegar (original: Chinese cooking wine)

Chinese chives (original: green onions), cut into 3-cm or 1-inch long

10 dried morrels (original: black fungus), soaked in a warm water until soft, slice and save the water for the soup

1 bosc pear, sliced

gojiberries (wolfberries), re-hydrated in water or canesugar vinegar before use


  • In a dutch oven or deep pan, make a bed of ginger and Chinese chives in. Place the whole fish.
  • Pan fry the fish on both sides (with ginger and Chinese chives) to release some flavors of the fish for about 1-2 minutes. You can also do a broil method in the oven.
  • Add more ginger, Chinese chives, morrel slices, and pear slices. Add in soaked water from morrel and enough water to immerse the fish and start boiling at low-medium heat.
  • When boiling, turn down heat to low heat, add in gojiberries and allow it to simmer for about 20-30 minutes till everything is cooked. Salt to taste.


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