Easy Fish Head Steamboat Style Hotpot 鱼”头”炉

Hotpot Soup Base Ideas
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Who says fish head steamboat needs a lot of preparation and long time of boiling to bring out the deep flavour of the fish bones? Here is a shortcut recipe and it just taste as good or even better than some of the fish head steamboat you had ~ Less the bones and its kid friendly.


The secret to this umami-packed is………. grounded sole fish powder (or mermaid fish powder)

Easy Fish Head Steamboat Style Hotpot 鱼"头"炉
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Serves: 4 litres of soup base
  • 40g dried sole fish or dried mermaid fish (grind into powder
  • 20g sliced ginger
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 4 litres of water
  • 160 ml evaporated milk (optional)
  • 8 teaspoon salt (depends on individual preference)
  1. Heat a large stock pot over medium heat (pot to be able to hold at least 5 litres of water)
  2. Melt the butter in heated pot
  3. Add the grounded fish powder and sliced ginger, stir fry until fragrance.
  4. Add 4 litres of water and let it boil
  5. Add in evaporated milk(optional) and salt, stir and the soup base is ready!
  6. You can add seaweed and yam into the soup base and serve together as hotpot soup base.


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