Chapter 25: Delicious Fish Soup
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For the fishes they got yesterday, she kept two big ones and used everything else.
She braised the fishes for a while before adding water to cover the fishes. Then, she added chili followed by seasonings like onions, ginger, garlic and pepper.
Finally, she beat two eggs and poured it in.
This was actually fish soup but it is not like those milky white kinds. Instead, this one had soy sauce and the fish was braised. This type of fish soup goes especially well with rice.
There was no steamed rice, but there was still corn pancake. With the corn pancake surrounding the fish soup, the taste would be even better.
There was quite a lot of fish and she had to use two pots together to cook everything.
When Gu Chonghua, Wen Ruyu and Gu Yunshen returned, they immediately smelt the aroma that filled the house.
"What a nice smell! What is this kid doing? She is making lunch at this hour already?" Gu Chonghua asked.
Grandmother Wen Ruyu looked into the kitchen. "Yao Yao! What are you doing?"
Gu Qingyao saw that everyone was back and smiled. "Grandmother, lunch is ready. I made fish soup and corn pancakes. Hurry, clean up and we can eat!"
To save on the food supplies, farmers did not eat breakfast and only ate a little for lunch. There was nothing strange about it.
After cleaning up and setting the table, Gu Qingyao had already brought the fish soup out. Just the look of a pot full of aromatic fish soup was extremely appetizing.
Everyone's appetite opened up and they began digging in.
Gu Chonghua squinted his eyes in enjoyment as he ate a small fish. "Mhm! Yao Yao, how did you cook this? It tastes really good. This is called eating!"
As the son of a landlord, he used to eat well and used good products. It was a pity that the times changed afterward and he could barely make ends meet.
Wen Ruyu took a sip of the soup and also thought that the taste was amazing!
Gu Qingyao smiled. She put all the required seasoning and in generous amounts. Of course, the soup was delicious.
"Grandfather, Grandmother, eat more. I cooked all the fishes and we can give those in the pot to the grandpas and grandmas at the cowshed."
There were nine old people at the cowshed and all of them lived in the straw shed beside the cowshed. They were all demoted and their lives were much worse than the Gu family's.
They were all very knowledgeable seniors and many of them were big shots in their own fields. Gu Qingyao had been learning from these seniors since young but it was all in secret.
Gu Chonghua nodded and did not object.
Everyone finished their lunch very quickly and Gu Qingyao went to do the dishes. Gu Yunshen brought snacks up to the mountain to pick herbs while Gu Chonghua and Wen Ruyu who could not stay idle went to the field to tend the crops.
Gu Qingyao poured all the fish soup in the pot into a jug, covered it tightly and brought it to the cowshed.
While the cowshed was called a cowshed, but cows were not the only animals here - There were also some pigs, chickens, ducks and geese that were all taken care of by the grandpas and grandmas here.
When Gu Qingyao reached, the grandpas and grandmas happened to be about to make lunch.
They all beamed at the sight of Gu Qingyao. "Yao Yao is here!"
Gu Qingyao greeted them with smiles. Seeing her teacher Zhou Bingsheng, she beamed and walked up to him. "Teacher, I brought some good food for you all!"
Zhou Bingsheng was a famous calligrapher and painted in the country and he could be said to be an extremely influential person in the painting field. He had been demoted to this place for nine years and was one of those seniors who suffered rather early on as he was also from a landlord family.
Gu Qingyao began learning calligraphy and painting at 6 years old and was very adored by this grandpa.
Hearing that there were delicacies, Zhou Bingsheng chuckled and put down his basket that contained ragweed before going to wash his hands smilingly.
Zhou Bingsheng was already 70 this year but he was extremely healthy and clear-headed. With the Gu family taking care of him over the past few years, he did not suffer much.