Doesn’t the photo above look fantastic! This was one of my soup dishes that are not only nutritious, but quite filling and easy to prepare all at the same time.
In this edition of Making Dinner, which I plan to have as a regular Friday theme, I want to share some of my thoughts on the idea of making a nutritious meal with real food.
1. First and foremost, making healthy meals in your own kitchen will certainly make a difference in your health, and at the same time it can provide a strong foundation for your family. Dinner can be the only time of the day where some family members interact with each other, so why not make the best of it.
2. Making dinner does not have to be elaborate. You do not have to prepare a spread fit for your grandmother’s Sunday dinner on a week night, and in most cases, it is perfectly fine to eat leftovers as a family. This saves time, and money.
3. Involving your family members in the decision process helps, and having a theme makes it exciting as we can look forward to casserole Tuesday, and especially Pub Night Friday!
Keep those things in mind next time you plan your groceries, and share your favorite dinner time ritual in the comment section.
On to the soup…
Chop the following ingredients and measure based on the volume of soup you want to prepare:
Method – In large heavy bottom soup pot
1. Heat oil (coconut, ghee, bacon fat, lard or butter)
2. Add onions, fennel, celery and shallots, sauté until soft
3. Add garlic and cook for about 30-45 seconds
4. Add broth and bring to a boil (home made bone broth is best)
Season with a bunch of salt, pepper, and fresh herbs
5. Add remainder of ingredients, simmer until root veggies are almost cooked and remove from heat.
6. In a frying pan or on a grill, cook the fish (whatever white fish you choose) in oil of choice (see list above) and spice with a good blend of salt, pepper and fresh herbs.
7. Once fish is cooked, toss into soup and let sit for a few minutes while you clean or set the table.