Portuguese Sides/ Snacks/ Soups, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Sea Soup

‘Sopa de peixe’ is very popular in Portugal so I had to have a go on making a vegan version. The soup I made has a different darker colour because of the seaweed, but I’ve got to say, taste wise is definitely there!

Time: about 35 minutes

Type: soup

Difficulty: 1.5 pans

Serves: 3-4 servings

What you need:

1 small onion chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

5-6 small (ish) potatoes, peeled and chopped into small chunks

1 carrot chopped

1/2 leek chopped

1 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander

1 nori sheet

100g silk tofu, cut into little chunks

water

salt to taste

a little extra virgin olive oil

Utensils:

2 pots

knife and chopping board

hand or stand blender

Directions:

Start by boiling the nori sheet (shred into smaller stripes) in about 200ml of water for about 10 minutes;

Meanwhile, prepare all vegetables;

Once nori has cooked, pour into a blender and process in high speed until it all combines into a dark liquid;

Put all vegetables in a bigger pot, the nori liquid and more water so all vegetables are covered; Cook in medium-low heat for about 20 minutes until all vegetables are soft;

Once cooked, remove from heat and blend all into a slightly thick cream; Add salt to taste and mix in the coriander (if you don’t want the flavour of the coriander to be overwhelming, add just a little) and the tofu pieces- cook in low heat for a further 2 to 3 minutes;

Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil, mix well and is ready to serve, well hot with some crusty bread.

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