March 23, 2007

Singaporean Mee-sua

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This Singaporean mee-sua is similar to the misua soup with patola I made 2 weeks ago, it is also served with boiled eggs but the similarities end there. This soup is spicy and has lots of flavoring like prawns and fishballs. I also love it. I bought Japanese or Korean (?) pre-cooked fish balls and sticks because these are very tasty and have the "rubbery" consistency that I love. Also, I don't have the patience to make fish balls.

1 pound prawns, shelled and deveined
4 ounces pre-cooked fish balls
1 tablespoon oil
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
4 candlenuts (I used raw macadamia nuts), finely chopped
1 - 2 red hot chilis, seeded and finely minced, reserve half for garnish
5 cups fish or vegetable broth
1 tablespoon fish extract
2 fresh loofah, peeled and sliced into 1-inch pieces
3 bundles misua, cut in half
sliced green onions, for garnish
salt to taste
boiled quail eggs, if available or sliced boiled eggs
  • In a large pot, heat the oil, add garlic and nuts, fry until fragrant, then add chilis, stir fry for 1 minute. Add broth and fish extract, let boil for 3 minutes. Add fish balls, prawns and loofah, boil for 2 minutes until prawns are cooked. Put in misua and let boil for 1 minute. Sprinkle each serving with sliced chili and green onions, and egg slices.


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