Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Plantain and Fish Soup

So I bought a plantain the other day, I normally just fry it and eat with black beans and rice, but I recently discovered Erica's blog My Colombian recipes and thought to myself, I bet she has a good recipe, so I found this one


A very simple and great recipe that I decided to adapt slightly, I wanted to add fish and veggies to make more of a balanced meal out of it, Plantain= carbohydrate, fish= protein and Italian beans= veg!

Ingredients: 1 plantain - I only had one!, 1/2 red onion, 4 cloves garlic, salt and pepper, fish stock and one cube veg stock, cumin, 1 tomato, some frozen Italian beans,tomato paste 1/2 green pepper- now I can send to Jenn of Bread and Butter for the mystery ingredient challenge!, 2 fillets of flounder.

1. saute onions, garlic. green pepper, in olive oil, add cumin powder (I never knew this was used in Columbia, very nice), then add tomato, and stock, about 1 liter and a little tomato paste.
2. Add uncooked pieces of fish, beans and cubed plantain, and simmer for 20 min.
3. remove a little of the soup with quite a bit of the plantain and blend, to thicken the soup.

Simmer for another 10 min and garnish with cilantro, it tastes amazing and is so healthy, will be definitely make it again, thanks Erica for the inspiration.
I love discovering foodie blogs to get inspired, I have just found a Syrian one, so Middle Eastern in the near future.

We are going to DC Thursday we adore eating in Georgetown, then I am going to a conference to be trained in Motivational Interviewing. In order to work with a Pediatrician for an up coming research study. We will be counselling the parents of overweight kids, should be fun.

It's great to keep learning also its not that great a commitment so I still have time with my amazing daughter.

Enjoy let me know what you think and share your recent blogging inspirations below....

Oh and I was tagged by Ruth at I love flavour, you have to put the 6th picture in the 6th folder in my pictures, well i have a mac and i think it will be a pic of my baby as 99% of them are !!, so heres a picture of her eating chapatti!

http://iloveflavourme.blogspot.com/2009/06/bit-of-fun-youre-tagged.html, please refer to my award post for my recent blog finds,

Love Rebecca


  1. The fish soup is so cool-must check out her blog!!
    Great to hear about your upcoming trip and training.I worked with a pediatric endocrinologist for almost two years-and learnt a lot.Also realized that they(along with the parents are the toughest patients in terms of results).
    All the best!!

  2. Fish soup is always good around my house. Thanks for entering.

    Your daughters expression is just so precious.

  3. I just wanna pinch your daughter's cheeks! she's sooo sweet!
    and I love the idea of plantains in soup...I'm trying to create a recipe with plantains!

  4. Great variation of a delicious soup! You had all the elements of a healthy dinner. Your daughter is absolutely adorable by the way, she's lucky to have a mom who cooks well and eats healthy.

  5. I was eating plantains deep fried today but the soup would have been even better. Have so much fun in DC! Can't wait to hear which restaurants you will pick!

  6. Sounds like one comforting bowl of soup!

  7. It looks like a delicious soup--I may have to pick up some plantains and try it.

    Cute picture of your little one too!

  8. Plantain is something I've had only once (when sharing different fruits with my kindergarten students) - I always look at them curiously and wonder what I could do, but never buy them. Thanks for the recipe idea :o)

  9. How interesting. I would have never thought placing plantain to a soup. Great starch addition. Thanks for the wonderful post!

    Jackie @ PhamFatale.com

  10. Great variation of the plantain soup!
    I have to try yours.....Thank you.u

  11. Sweta: thanks thats cool I love working with kids
    Jenn: thanks, hope your family likes the soup
    Burpand slurp: it works really well
    Gina: thank she ate a lil fish and plantain always trying to get her to try new foods
    Girlichef: thanks
    5 star foodie, just one night in DC then baltimore, i am stuck in conference but will try!
    Donna: it was lovely
    Kristin: they taste really nice wait till they brown a little then sweeter
    thank Jackie

  12. I'm so behind in my blog post but I did see Erica's post on Foodbuzz. Thanks for letting us know how it turned out for you!

    Two bloggers whom I mentioned on my most recent post as inspirational are "Diva on a Diet" at beacheats.com and Greg at sippitysup.com



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