Fish Soup

Fish is so great for you.  Of course it has protein, but if you choose a fatty fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel and trout, you are getting lots of Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin A and D.  It is a great idea to have fish a couple of times a week.  If you are like me, you look at the price of fresh fish and gasp a bit.  Sardines and mackerel just might be your best bet.  Right now you can get Wild Planet Sardines at Costco, which is probably your best value for getting your Omega 3’s from fish.  If you are not sure if you would like sardines (or even if you are sure you don’t), you might want to try these sardines.  Don’t worry, you won’t find heads or tails on them.  Any fish will work in this soup, but it is an especially great way to eat sardines and find out you like them after all.

Serves 2-3

1 can sardines (or mackeral or salmon) or 4-6 oz fresh or left over fish of any sort
1 can coconut milk 1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons butter, ghee or coconut oil
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp thyme
Seasoned salt (like Herbamare), pepper, cayenne to taste

Heat butter on medium low heat add celery, onion, garlic, oregano and thyme and saute until done (5-10 minutes).  Break up the sardines (or other fish) and pour them and their juices into a medium saucepan, add coconut milk and broth.  Add vegetables and simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are desired consistency.  Season to taste with seasoned salt, pepper and cayenne (if desired).


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