Manhattan Mahi Chowder

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*Another recipe brought to you by Go Figure Chef, David

This light and flavorful soup is very lean and great for weight loss, yet filling with the broth.  And cooks up pretty quickly.  With the cold weather still upon us, it’s nice to go home to a hot bowl of soup at the end of the day!

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1 lb. mahi, cut into small pieces                     ½ cup red wine

2 Tbsp. butter                                                     4 cloves garlic

2 Tbsp. olive oil                                                    1 tsp. salt

½ onion, chopped                                               1 tsp. garlic salt

1 cup celery, chopped                                         ½ tsp. pepper

1 medium zucchini, chopped                             ½ tsp. each: thyme and oregano

1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes                                3 cups water

4 oz. tomato paste (about ½ 8 oz. can)

¼ cup tamari (natural soy sauce)

½ dropper liquid stevia ( or 2 tsp. agave; reduces acidity of tomatoes)

Saute mahi in butter, don’t overcook.  Sprinkle with garlic salt.  In a soup pot, saute onions and celery in olive oil.  When soft, add zucchini and garlic and continue to sauté for a few more minutes.

Add remaining ingredients to veggies and bring to a low boil.  Turn heat down to simmer, add fish, and simmer for 15 minutes.  Adjust seasoning to taste.

(Optional: for added nutrients, add chopped spinach or kale while simmering)

 

©David and Cheryl MacDonald, 2014

 

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