This is truly one of the easiest dish to make – very little prep and short cooking time. Any type of fish would be good – halibut, salmon steaks, or catfish. I’ve used steelhead fish for this particular recipe.
This is good with a hot bowl of white rice. Traditionally, a side dish of some type of boiled greens (rau den or amaranth, rau moung or water spinach) would be served with this soup. You would eat the greens by dipping it into the soup.
Pineapple Fish Soup (Canh Cá Kho Nước)
2 lb fish filet, cut into portion size (4oz each)
3 medium tomato, roughly chopped
¼ pineapple, roughly chopped
6 cups of water
4 tbsp fish sauce
½ tsp crushed black pepper
2 stalks of green onions, chopped.
1. In a medium size pan, lay the portioned size fish into the bottom of the pan. Layer on top of the fish, the chopped tomatoes and pineapple. Add enough water to just cover the contents of the pan. Add the fish sauce, crushed black pepper and half of the chopped green onions.
2. Bring to boil over medium high heat. And then reduce to medium heat and simmer for 12-15 minutes.
3. Serve by placing a piece of fish into a soup bowl and ladling over it some tomatoes, pineapple and broth. Serve with a bowl of hot white rice.