Sup Ikan Batam recipe and Health Benefits


3 tilapia fish, flesh removed and thinly sliced (other fish such as mackerel or snapper can also be used)
1/2 lime, juice extracted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1,000 ml water
1/2 tablespoon dried shrimp (ebi), toasted and ground
3 green tomatoes, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons fried shallots, crushed
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
75 grams salted mustard greens (sawi asin), washed and cut into pieces
1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
2 sprigs of basil leaves, plucked

How to make Batam Fish Soup:
1. Marinate the fish with lime juice and salt. Set aside.
2. Boil water with dried shrimp, green tomatoes, fried shallots, salt, sugar, and ground white pepper until it boils and becomes fragrant.
3. Add the fish. Cook until it changes color. Add the salted mustard greens and fish sauce. Cook until the fish is cooked through and the soup is boiling.
4. Add the basil leaves. Stir well. Serve hot.

Health Benefits :
If you're looking for a healthy and warming dish, then this traditional Batam fish soup could be a great choice. This typical dish from Riau province is packed with high nutritional content while being low in calories and fat, making it suitable for those who are on a diet. Batam fish soup usually consists of mackerel fish in a clear broth, with a hint of lime juice and soy sauce added. Can you imagine how delicious it would be?