This Spicy Salmon Belly and Kangkong Soup is a simple soup with sour and spicy notes from Sriracha sauce, ginger and limes, the kangkong leaves also add another dimension in texture which perfectly complements the soft tender salmon meat. You can enjoy this on its own or with some freshly cooked jasmine rice.
- 600 g salmon belly, sliced into bite sized pieces
- 1 bunch kangkong (water spinach)
- 6 cups water
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 3 tbsp sriracha sauce
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 3 stalks lemongrass, pounded white part only
- juice from 2–3 limes (adjust to the level of sourness you like)
- 1 thumb sized ginger, thinly sliced
- fish sauce
- freshly ground black pepper
- In a soup pot bring 6 cups of water to a boil.
- Add the onions, sriracha sauce, tomato paste, lemongrass and ginger, simmer for 2 minutes.
- Add the salmon belly then simmer for 3 minutes.
- Add the kangkong and lime juice then simmer for 2 more minutes. Season with fish sauce and freshly ground black pepper, remove lemon grass and ginger then serve.
This looks really amazing, I’ve always baked or pan-fried salmon, never thought of making a soup with them!
You have kangkong there? Very popular vegetable here. For one thing, it is not expensive.