Fish Paste Strips Cooked In Soup
Fish paste strips or "herr chek" in Teochew have a bouncy bite to them which is very tasty
There were plenty of fresh mackerel fishes in the wet market. I love to buy fresh mackerels as my whole family likes fish balls, fish paste and all the variations which can be made from fish paste. These past few weeks, SK has been geared up to make " herr chek" or fish paste strips. Today, I am sharing another recipes using the "herr chek" or fish paste strips to make soup.
You can read up my blog on how to make "herr chek" or fish paste strips here
300g of fish paste strips ( "herr chek" in Teochew )
1 litre of chicken stock
2 Chinese rice bowls of water
1/2 of a round piece of seaweed
1 tsp of toong choy
1 tsp of shallot oil
1 sprig of Chinese celery
1. In a pot, add in 1 litre of chicken stock and two Chinese rice bowls of water. Let it boil
2. When simmering, add in the herr chek and stir to make sure they don't stick together. When cooked, the herr chek will turned white and float to the top.
3. Add in the seaweed, toong choy and the shallot oil
4. Garnish with Chinese celery.