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Traditionally, this comfort-food stew is made with flash-fried and then long-simmered fish heads. Tilapia fillets make an excellent, quick-cooking substitute.

Recipe by Cooking Light June 2010


Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Mindi Shapiro

Recipe Summary

8 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Drain. Snip noodles several times with kitchen shears.

  • Combine 2 cups boiling water and mushrooms in a medium bowl; let stand 20 minutes. Drain mushrooms in a sieve over a bowl; discard mushrooms. Combine mushroom soaking liquid, broth, and next 7 ingredients (through salt) in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Add tilapia; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in noodles and tofu; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Ladle 1 cup soup into each of 8 bowls; sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons green onions.

Nutrition Facts

121 calories; fat 2g; saturated fat 0.5g; mono fat 0.6g; poly fat 0.8g; protein 14g; carbohydrates 11.1g; fiber 0.5g; cholesterol 28mg; iron 0.8mg; sodium 407mg; calcium 19mg.