Ear can be cooked on a stove or in a slow cooker, if such a “helper” is in the kitchen. In a slow cooker, heating occurs evenly, so there is often no need to disturb the soup. It can be served immediately or after 10 minutes, when the first is infused.
Tilapia is a fish that belongs to the cichlid family. It feeds on any food: plankton, algae, plants, bottom sediments. For this reason, many nutritionists advise giving up tilapia, believing that it is toxic. However, there is no evidence of these words, you can safely include it in the diet. This species is found in Israel, the USA, and Asia Minor; in some countries it is sold exclusively in the form of fillets.
Tilapia has many useful properties, namely it normalizes the work of the cardiovascular system, lowers cholesterol, strengthens the immune system. Contains fatty acids, B vitamins, minerals, low-calorie protein.
Not all beginner housewives know how to make tilapia soup and what kind of fish it is. In fact, this is an affordable and tasty fish that can make an excellent lunch. Supplement the fish broth with vegetables and cereals to make the first dish more nutritious and rich.
Disputes about the benefits and harms are still ongoing, so doctors recommend using it no more than 2-3 times a week. In addition, you should choose high-quality specimens, as well as carefully process raw fish. Tilapia can be fried, baked, cooked and cooked in a slow cooker, there are a huge number of dishes from it.
Classic Tilapia Soup Recipe
The simplest homemade fillet soup does not contain any hard-to-reach foods and quickly cooks. It turns out it is very rich and tasty, while it contains few calories.
As already mentioned, you need to choose high-quality and fresh fish. It is difficult to find the whole carcass, because more often it is sold in the form of a frozen fillet.
what is required:
- fillet tilapii – 2 pcs .;
- water – 2 l;
- one onion;
- one medium carrot;
- potatoes – 3-4 pcs.;
- salt, black pepper, a few bay leaves.
At will, many add cereals to the fish soup: millet, barley or rice. In this case, the cooking time will increase, but the soup will turn out to be satisfying. Do not forget that the calorie content of the first dish will increase – this is important for those who follow the figure.
First of all, they cut the tilapia carcass, but if the fillet is bought, then it only needs to be thawed and washed.
A step-by-step recipe will help cook a delicious soup even for a novice cook:
- Put boiling water. At this time, wash the fillet and remove small bones, then add the fish to boiling water.
- Engage in vegetables: peel and wash. Cut the onions into large cubes, carrots can be grated on a medium grater, toss the vegetables into the pan.
- Peel and slice the potatoes. After 5-7 minutes, pour into boiling fish broth, cook for 15 minutes. Stir the soup with a spoon, trying to disassemble the fish into small pieces.
- Finely chop the greens and add to the pan. To taste pepper, salt, drop bay leaves. Let it boil for another 5-8 minutes, then remove from heat.
Cooking tilapia soup according to the recipe with a photo takes about 35-40 minutes along with the preparation of the products. Some people don’t like the special taste of fish, in which case it is recommended to add aromatic spices or chopped garlic to it.
Kitchen devices greatly simplify the life of housewives. A slow cooker allows you to spend the minimum amount of time and effort cooking, because you only need to abandon the necessary products and choose a program.
A simple and tasty recipe involves the use of the following ingredients:
- fillet telapii – 0.5 kg;
- carrots – 1 pc.;
- onions – 2 pcs.;
- potatoes – 3 pcs.;
- vegetable oil – for frying;
- salt, seasonings to fish, pepper.
Turn the slow cooker on the “Frying” mode, add oil and leave to warm. At this time, chop the onion into cubes, grate the carrots, send the vegetables to the device to fry. Stir for about 5-7 minutes. Peel and chop the potatoes, then add to the vegetables. Thaw the fillet, cut into pieces and put in a bowl. Pour with warm water, add salt, spices and black pepper. Select the “Soup” mode, on which the first will be cooked for about 35-40 minutes.
Table calorie dishes
|Tilapia fish soup without cereals||100 g||Calories – 29 kcal, proteins – 2 g, fats – 0.3 g, carbohydrates – 4.5 g|
|Fish and Rice Ear||100 g||Calorie content – 60 kcal, proteins – 3.4 g, fats – 1.4 g, carbohydrates – 8.5 g|
|Tilapia soup with shrimp and mushrooms||100 g||Calorie content – 87 kcal, proteins – 13.7 g, fats – 2.9 g, carbohydrates – 1.3 g|