This is a quick, affordable and healthy soup recipe. Perfect for a main meal (lunch or dinner) with a side of toasted sourdough or grain bread. OR it works well as an alternative to your usual afternoon tea.
In my eBook, Afternoon Tea: The Next Most Important Meal of the Day, I mention that proteins are so important for us all at afternoon tea time. A quick bowl of fish soup that the kids make with you is a great afternoon activity. I would crush the garlic and dice the celery and tomato before I pick the kids up or prepare the vegies the night before and store them together in an airtight container in your fridge. When you walk in, put the kettle on to boil so you aren’t waiting for the water to get to the boil later on. For seasoning, I used a pinch of dried oregano (no salt, no pepper). However, you can use a huge variety of flavours. I found the sweetness of the celery came through wonderfully.
- 1 fillet of Basa fish (or other thin fillet of white fish)
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- 1 stalk of celery, diced
- 2 fresh tomatoes, diced
- olive oil (for sauteing)
- 3 cups of water (pre-boiled makes it quicker)
- Seasoning options: salt, peper, dried herbs, fresh herbs, spices - there is no limit on the combinations!
- Sautee your garlic and celery with olive oil in a saucepan for 2-3 minutes
- Add tomato and water and then bring to the boil
- Add the fish and your preferred seasoning, return to the boil and then turn down to simmer for 10 minutes
- Once the fish is cooked use a spoon to break apart the flesh and then spoon out to be served
I hope this gives you a little bit of inspiration for kids’ winter afternoon teas! Do you think your kids could help put this one together with you? If you look carefully in the pic, you’ll see my reflection with my babe in arms – so this is very much a recipe for all of us one handed cook’s!