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Creamy Fish Soup recipe / How to make Meen Soup at home / Winter recipes

Creamy Fish Soup recipe / How to make Meen Soup at home / Winter recipes

Creamy fish soup is a delicious and perfect non-vegetarian soup for dinner, because of its creamy, little spicy and aromatic flavor. Creamy fish soup can be prepared in just 10 mins if you have you fish stock ready, else it would take 20 mins to prepare. In tamil we call it as “Meen soup”, Also this meen soup is prepared with basic ingredients available in all Indian kitchens.

Soups are most comforting dish during winters and sick times. I am not a soup person, but there are times when I like to have soup paired with some bread toast. This fish soup / meen soup is my long wait recipe that I wanted to try at home, I have used 2 to 3 pieces of fish and then it was the pieces from head and bones. Usually I add fish head along with 1 or 2 tail pieces to the curry, but rest of the pieces would be fried, as our family likes to have fish fry more than the fish in curry. This Creamy fish soup is liked by the whole family and been a very comforting food for our sore throat, also perfect for winter and so glad to enroll this to my winter recipes. 

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Creamy Fish Soup recipe / How to make Meen soup / Winter recipes

The dish came into existence, when I had head pieces leftover at my refrigerator. This fish soup thick and creamy and mildly spiced with ginger and pepper, with the flavor of few winter veggies. This soup can be paired with bread toast or even this can be served along with steamed rice, but make sure to discard the bones. Such a drool and comfort food, give a try and share your feedback.

Taking this to Fiesta Friday 207 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Ingredients:

  • Fish stock:
    • Fish pieces (head and tail pieces) – ½ kg
    • Water – 1 ½ litres
    • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
    • Black pepper – ½ tsp
    • Coriander leaves – 3 stalks
    • Onion – 1 no
    • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Fish (boneless) – 200 gms
  • Potatoes – 2 nos (medium size)
  • Carrots – 1 no
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Tomato – ½ no
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Ginger – 1 no (1” inch stick)
  • Green chillies – 1 no
  • Coriander leaves – 2 stalks
  • Coconut milk – 1 cup
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and roughly chop an onion and finely chop the other one and garlic, keep it aside.
  • Separate the coriander stalks and leaves, keep it aside.
  • Peel and slice (length-wise) the potatoes and carrots, keep it aside.
  • Chop the tomatoes, slit the green chillies and keep it aside.
  • Preparing Fish stock: Heat 1 ½ litres of water, add roughly chopped onions, fish head and tail pieces, add crushed cumin seeds and black pepper along with roughly chopped coriander stalks and salt. Let it boil for 15 mins or until the fish pieces are cooked well. Strain the fish stock and remove the other.
  • Heat a sauce pan or heavy bottomed vessel, add butter, onions, ginger and garlic, cook until they turn transparent.
  • Add the carrot, potato and boneless fish pieces, cook for few min and pour in the strained fish stock, cook until the carrots and potatoes become tender.
  • Pour in the coconut milk and sprinkle pepper powder and salt, cover and bring it to boil.
  • Pour in the lemon juice.
  • Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and remove from fire.

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Serve hot. Goes out well with toasted bread or with steamed rice.

 

Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Herb rice is one such easy, quick and delicious lunch or dinner ideas that can be prepared for lunch box or parties. Eating rice in the same way (steamed with some stew/curry) is boring at times, but in spite of all these, there are few people who want to eat rice and go for biryani or pulao. So this rice is very helpful at those times, with very few ingredients. I have induced prawns, you can substitute them with chicken or vegetables or even serve it as plain herb rice.

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Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Prawn Herb Rice has good aroma, since it’s prepared with butter, and Dried Italian herbs like oregano, thyme and rosemary. It melts in mouth with little crunchiness of the prawn, this would be a best for kids lunch box, as they would like them to the core. Also you can make use the leftover rice from lunch for a yummy dinner with this Prawn Herb Rice. Let me share the recipe…

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Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Also check out our Indian style Prawn rice and Buttery Prawn Head Rice

Ingredients:

  • Prawn – 200 gms
  • Steamed Rice – 2 ½ cup (1 cup – 160 ml)
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Butter – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Italian herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary) – 1 tsp (all together)
  • Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Salt – 1 ¼ tsp or as per your taste

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions and garlic into fine pieces. Slit the green chilli to equal halves.
  • Melt butter in a very heavy bottomed vessel, add onions and garlic, cook until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Add the green chill, prawn, Italian herbs, salt and half the amount of black pepper powder, cook in medium flame for 5 mins or until the prawn is cooked.
  • Add the rice, followed by the leftover black pepper powder and cook in medium flame for another 5 mins or until the rice combines well.
  • Remove it from fire.

Serve hot with any Gravies like Prawn Potato Gravy or Curd Chicken.

Note: I have been using smaller size prawns in this recipe, you can make use of size of your choice, but the small ones are preferably suitable. 

Creamy Garlicky Prawn Spaghetti recipe / Creamy Garlic Prawn Pasta Recipe

Creamy Garlicky Prawn Spaghetti recipe / Creamy Garlic Prawn Pasta Recipe

Creamy Garlicky Prawn Spaghetti is one such rich, creamy and delicious dish made in minutes. Already I have shared White sauce pasta and Tomato pasta, this is one more addition to my pasta collection. Creamy Garlic Prawn Pasta is liked by all the kids and so it’s being one among the finger licking dish between the kids.

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Creamy Garlic Prawn Pasta recipe / Creamy Garlicky Prawn Spaghetti recipe

It is very simple, easy to prepare and its creamy nature comes from the butter, fresh cream in it. Let me share the recipe…

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Ingredients:

  • Pasta / Spaghetti – 200 gms
  • Green peas – 100 gms
  • Prawns – 250 gms
  • Onion – 1 o
  • Garlic – 10 cloves
  • Mixed Italian herbs – 2 tsp
  • Maida / All-purpose flour – 2 tbsp
  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Red chili flakes – 1 ½ tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 4 stalks
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Fresh cream – 150 ml

Making of Creamy Garlic Prawn Spaghetti –

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions and garlic, clean and devein the prawns and keep it aside.
  • Boil 5 cups of water, add the spaghetti and green peas followed by a tsp of oil and ½ tsp of salt.
  • Meanwhile, heat butter in a heavy bottom vessel, wait until it melts.
  • Add the onions and garlic, cook until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Add prawns followed by salt, half the quantity of Italian herbs and red chilli flakes, cook until the prawn in half cooked.
  • Add maida / all-purpose flour, cook for a min, pour a cup of water and cook in medium flame.
  • Once the sauce starts thickening, pour the fresh cream, followed by half the quantity of coriander leaves, cook for 2 min in low flame.
  • Meanwhile drain the water from the spaghetti and green peas, add it to the sauce, sprinkle leftover Italian herbs and red chilli flakes.
  • Cook in low flame for 2 mins, remove it from fire and garnish it with the leftover coriander leaves.

Serve hot with Honey Glazed chicken.