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Old 04-21-2008, 12:08 PM   #1
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Shark Fin Soup

Does anyone know what kinds of spices or flavorings are used in this? We don't have any shark fins here, but my husband wants me to flavor some rice noodles in a similar way.

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Old 04-21-2008, 12:43 PM   #2
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You could use skate wings for a similar flavour.
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:47 PM   #3
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B'sgirl won't understand this but I'm going to get it out in the open right here in the beginning.

B'sgirl is asking for SPICES that go in this soup - she is not making the actual soup - so everyone that wants to jump down her throat like you did to the last person that asked about shark fin soup - DON'T!

Those posts that don't actually help her will be removed.
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:50 PM   #4
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Looks like from a google search it's a traditional scallion & ginger flavor, but lifted with a little sherry or ginger wine if you can find it. Glad you're not using Shark's fins.. those articles made me queasy!

The skate wings sound like a nice alternative. A yummy-sounding soup (sans fins). Thanks for bringing up the topic, it was enlightening on dual fronts.
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Take a look here at the ingredients - you can go with what is available.
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:47 PM   #6
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Yes, good clarification, Kitchenelf. I wouldn't be caught dead cooking shark fin. Thanks for the link.
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My grandma often uses Shark Fin imitation in a crab meat soup. From what I know some chicken broth, crab meat(with shell), ginger, scallions, and maybe some cinnamon as well.
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From his description here, it is very bland. Chicken stock and soy sauce....I think the broth is just a vehicle to get the shark fin into you...
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This recipe sounds as if it might give you a few more ingredients to include to achieve the flavor without using fins:

Faux Shark Fin Soup Sustainable Seafood Recipe from Seafood Watch at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
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From his description here, it is very bland. Chicken stock and soy sauce....I think the broth is just a vehicle to get the shark fin into you...
First time I went to Hong Kong in the 80's I had it. And agree that the flavor is bland chicken soup.
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