Chinese Bean Curd Soup with Fish Stock Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6


  • 2 pounds head and carcass of 1 small halibut
  • 2 pints water
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and bruised
  • 2 large scallions, quartered
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces lean pork
  • 2 cakes bean curd (tofu), drained
  • 2 tablespoons peanut or corn oil
  • 1 ounce sugar peas, trimmed (or blanched small green peas)
  • 2 or 3 scallions, green parts only, cut into small rounds

  • Marinade:
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons thin soy sauce
  • 3 or 4 turns white pepper mill
  • 2 teaspoons Shaohsing wine or medium-dry sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon potato flour
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon peanut or corn oil
How to cook Chinese Bean Curd Soup with Fish Stock:
  • Wash the fish head and carcass thoroughly. Put into a large saucepan.
  • Add the water, ginger and scallions, and bring to a boil. Skim off the scum that surfaces. Reduce the heat to maintain a fast simmer for 30 minutes. Drain and discard all the solids. Season with salt.
  • Meanwhile, slice the pork into thin slivers. Put into a bowl.
  • Prepare the marinade: Add the salt, sugar, soy sauce, pepper, wine or sherry, potato flour and water to the pork. Stir to coat. Let marinate for 15 minutes. Blend in the oil.
  • Slice the bean curd into thin strips or pieces of the same size.
  • Return the fish stock to a boil. Add the oil. Add the bean curd and sugar peas and bring to a boil again. Add the pork, using a pair of chopsticks or a fork to separate the pieces. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 or 2 minutes, depending on the thickness of the pork.
  • Remove from the heat. Add the scallions.
  • Transfer to a warm soup tureen or individual bowls and serve piping hot.

This recipe for Chinese Bean Curd Soup with Fish Stock serves/makes: 4 - 6

The Chinese Bean Curd Soup with Fish Stock recipe is adopted from Yan-Kit's Classic Chinese Cook Book.

Main Ingredient: Halibut (more Halibut recipes)
Preparation Method: Soup/Stew (more Soup/Stew recipes)
Cuisine: Chinese (more Chinese recipes)

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