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Green Lime & Fish Soup-2

You’re probably not going to believe me. But I swear I’m telling the truth. I’ve just done my shopping list for the week.

And I only need 7 ingredients.


Yep really. 7. That’s all. Well for dinner for the next 5 nights at least. Oh, and it includes 1 healthy dessert as well.

Best of all, I’m getting them all from my local mini-supermarket.

Why am I telling you this?

Because the Soupstones Dinner Challenge starts this week!

And I’m following along.

I’m really looking forward to it!

Especially the part where I walk into the kitchen at dinner time, look at my dinner challenge meal plan and just cook what’s on the list.

No having to ‘think’.

Bring it on!

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UPDATE: The Soupstones Dinner Challenge is over for 2015.


Green Lime & Fish Soup

Green Lime & Fish Soup

One of the things I adore about this soup is the intense lime-ness from letting the whole limes simmer in the soup and release all their zingy juices. Perfect for when you have limes that are a bit on the hard side. My Irishman thought the lime was a bit too much though so if you think you’d prefer a less instense soup, go for 1 lime rather than 2.

enough for: 2
takes 15 minutes

2 tablespoons Thai green curry paste
1 can coconut milk (400mL / 14oz)
1 bunch broccolini or broccoli, chopped
1-2 limes, halved
450g (1lb) white fish fillets, chopped

1. Bring the curry paste, coconut milk, brocccolini, limes and 1/2cup water to a simmer in a medium saucepan.

2. Simmer for 3 minutes then add fish and cook until fish is just cooked through – about another 3 minutes.

3. Carefully remove the limes, squeeze the lime juice into the soup and serve hot.


hot! – add a few chopped fresh chillies or use more curry paste.

tiny-person friendly – make the soup without the curry paste. Serve up for your child then add the curry paste and heat through before serving the adults.

more fragrant / herby – add a handful kaffir lime leaves to simmer or serve with a handful fresh basil or mint leaves.

no thai curry paste – replace with 2-6 chopped large green chillies for a more simple soup.

no coconut milk – replace with a fish stock for a less creamy soup.

more veg – add peas, snow peas, chopped red or green peppers (capsicum), chopped carrots or finely chopped cauliflower.

carb-lovers – toss in some rice noodles cooked according to the packet just before serving.

vegetarian / vegan – replace fish with chopped tofu, a heap of extra veggies or some cooked egg noodles. Make sure your curry paste doesn’t have any shrimp paste or fish sauce.

different protein – replace fish with chopped chicken thigh fillets, green peeled prawns (shrimp) or thinly sliced beef.

Big love,
Jules x

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  • Bridget 25 October, 2015, 1:05 pm

    Hi Jules,
    I’m definitely begging here but I was out of touch with the luxury of browsing through things on the internet such as your lovely blog for over a year with my laptop being out of action, and just recently got it back home again so have loved having a lovely browse through your blog once again. :)
    I just came across this post all about only needing to buy 7 ingredients and that you had a meal plan for a week based around it, but then sadly scrolled down below to read that this Soupstones Dinner Challenge was no longer available!! Is there any way at all that I could still get you to send it to me or supply it some way, as this is definitely something I would have loved to have had a look at if I’d read about it sooner.
    I had commented on a couple of other meal plan blogs that you’d written about but just saw this one now, but just love the concept of only needing to buy a small amount of items and then knowing you can cook for a week with them, hence the same reason I enjoy the Live Below the Line Challenge also I think, apart from the obvious benefit of helping the cause!

    • jules 4 November, 2015, 1:48 pm

      Welcome back Bridget!
      I’ll be running the challenge again next year so watch this space :)

  • Jackie 19 March, 2017, 5:43 am

    This is my first look; your Green Lime & Fish Soup is right up my alley w variations & all. Thanks.

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