Tahong - (Mussel and Ginger Soup)

Category : Soups

Author : extremedzine

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Date : 26/01/2003


3 tbl olive oil
1 x onion sliced
4 x garlic cloves chopped
1 x piece fresh ginger 3" long peeled, sliced
2 tbl patis or other fish sauce see Note
2 lrg tomatoes chopped
3 lb mussels scrubbed,debearded
4 cup water
1/2 cup dry white wine
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste


Heat the oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic and ginger, and saute until the onion is translucent. Add the fish sauce and chopped tomatoes, and saute until the tomatoes begin to soften, about 2 minutes.
Add the mussels, water and wine. Cover and simmer until the mussels open, about 10 minutes. Season to taste with pepper. Serve hot.
This recipe yields 4 servings.

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