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halibut soup
Halibut Soup with Watercress {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

A light and deeply flavored halibut soup with watercress made with shrimp stock as a base and added Asian herbs for additional flavor. Both gluten-free and dairy-free.

Course: Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: Asian, Fish, gluten free, Healthy
Servings: 6
Calories: 214 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
  • 2 handfuls shrimp shells
  • 2 liters water
  • 1 stalk lemongrass cut into 3 segments on a diagonal and lightly pounded
  • 1 inch ginger cut into matchsticks
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 pound halibut fillet cut into 2 inch segments
  • 8 ounces thin rice noodles
  • bunch watercress chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  1. Cook shrimp shells in 2 liters water, bringing to a boil and reducing heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove shrimp shells and discard.
  2. Add lemongrass, ginger, fish sauce and chili garlic sauce. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add halibut and cook for 5 minutes or until fish is cooked through. Remove from heat and add lime juice.
  4. In a separate pot bring water to a boil and cook rice noodles for 2-3 minutes or until soft. Rinse with cold water and drain.
  5. Serve soup with rice noodles and handful of watercress.
Nutrition Facts
Halibut Soup with Watercress {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 892mg39%
Potassium 434mg12%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 655IU13%
Vitamin C 9.7mg12%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.