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       Title: Hot & Sour Fish Soup
  Categories: Soups, Mc
       Yield: 4 servings
  
  
       1/4 c  Fish sauce -- (nuoc mam)
         2 ts Fish sauce -- (nuoc mam)
         1 ts Fresh ginger root -- minced
       1/2 ts Turmeric
         2    whole cod fillets -- 10 oz
   :          each
         2    stalks lemon grass -- tender
   :          bulbs only
         1 md tomato -- quartered
       1/4 c  lime juice -- fresh
       1/2 ts lime zest
         1 sm chiles serranos --
   :          Julienned
         2 lg scallions
         2 TB cilantro -- fresh is vital
       1/2 ts white pepper -- freshly
   :          ground
         6 c  rice, cooked -- preferably
   :          Jasmine
         5 c  boiling water
   
   In small bowl combine 2 teaspoons of fish sauce,
   ginger, and turmeric. rub the fish on both sides w/
   this mixture and let stand for 5 min. In a
   non-reactive sauce pan, bring 5 cups water and lemon
   grass to a simmer over medium heat and then simmer the
   fish for c. 4 min or till just cooked through.
   transfer the fish to a plate to cool slightly. remove
   the skin and separate each peice into 2 peices (4
   total). bring the soup back to a simmer and add all
   remaining ingredients (except the fish). and simmer
   for 3 min. set a piece of fish in each bowl and ladle
   hot soup over fish. serve w/ jasmine rice.
   
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   Recipe By     : Food & Wine Magazine
   
   From: Kmeade@ids2.Idsonline.Com (The Me
  
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