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Green Soup With Sea Bass - {Caldo Verde De Robalo}

Cuisine: Mexican
Type: Fish
Courses: Soup
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

  Juice of 2 limes
2   Garlic cloves - minced
  Salt - to taste
4   Sea bass fillets - (6 oz ea)
1   Fish stock
8   Tomatillos - peeled, quartered
2   Fresh jalapeños - chopped
10   Cilantro sprigs
3 sections  Fresh epazote sprigs
  (or 1/2 tbspn dried epazote)
6   Fresh hoja santa leaves
2 tablespoons 30mlButter

Recipe Instructions

Combine lime juice, garlic and salt to taste in large bowl. Place fish in juice, turn to coat well and let sit 10 minutes. Remove, pat dry and set aside.

Put 1 cup fish stock in blender with tomatillos, jalapeños, cilantro, epazote and 5 hoja santa leaves. Process until smooth and set aside.

Heat butter over medium heat in Dutch oven or large saucepan until foamy. Add pureed sauce and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add remaining 3 cups stock and bring to boil over high heat, then lower heat and simmer 5 minutes. Add fish fillets and cook until just firm to the touch, 4 minutes.

Puree remaining 1 hoja santa leaf with some stock or water in blender or food processor, add to pot and bring back to boil. Transfer fish fillets to large soup bowls and add 1 cup stock to each.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Each serving: 232 calories; 1,301 mg sodium; 124 mg cholesterol; 11 grams fat; 6 grams carbohydrates; 27 grams protein; 0.23 gram fiber

The Los Angeles Times, 10-21-1998


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