Delicious Fish Soup Recipe

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I was talking to a friend early this afternoon and he said that he was in the mood to eat fish but had no idea what kind. This got me thinking of what to do with the extra fish fillets in my freezer that have been there for a few months. It was so cold outside, -39 degrees with windchill so it was a perfect day for soup! I checked my fridge and luckily I had some vegetables so I decided to cook this fish soup.

Fish soup is a delicious and nutritious dish that is enjoyed all around the world. It is a perfect combination of flavours from fish fillet, aromatic herbs, and a rich broth that will impress your friends and family. To prepare the dish, you would need;

Ingredients:
– 500g firm white fish fillets
– 1 onion, finely chopped
– 2 garlic cloves, minced
– 2 tablespoons olive oil

-2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
– 2 medium-sized carrots, peeled and diced
– 2 celery stalks, diced
– 1 red bell pepper, diced

-1 cup frozen green peas

– 1 cup Frozen corn

-1 roughly chopped mushrooms

– 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

– 1 bay leaf

– 1 tsp onion powder

– 1 tsp garlic powder

– 1/2 tsp chilli (optional)
– 3 cups chicken broth
– 2 tbsp lemon juice (optional)
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions:

1. Prepare the Fish:
– Rinse the fish fillets under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels. Cut the fillets into bite-sized pieces, then add oil, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and mix well.

– Line a baking pan and spread the fish pieces onto the sheet. Turn the oven on to 425 degrees then place in the oven for 10-15 minutes until it browns

2. Sauté the Aromatics:
– In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until fragrant and translucent.

3. Add the Vegetables:
– Add the diced potatoes and saute until they start to soften then add carrots and celery. Sautee and slightly cooked then add the rest of the vegetables to the pot. Sauté for a few minutes until the vegetables start to soften.

4. Season and Simmer:
– Add the rest of the seasoning and the chicken broth and cook for about 10 minutes to allow the flavours to meld together.

5. Add the Fish and Stock:
– Gently add the fish pieces to the simmering vegetable mixture in the large pot.
– Bring the soup to a gentle simmer and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.

6. Adjust Seasonings:
– Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt and pepper if needed. Add the lemon juice and stir well.

Remember to remove the bay leaf before serving.

7. Serve:
– Ladle the hot and flavorful fish soup into bowls. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley for added freshness and presentation.
– Serve the soup with crusty bread or crackers to complement the flavours.

 

Delicious Fish Soup

Fish soup is a delicious and nutritious dish that is enjoyed all around the world. It is a perfect combination of flavours from fish fillet, aromatic herbs, and a rich broth that will impress your friends and family.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Continental
Servings 4
Calories 426 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g fish fillet tilapia or cod
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 medium celery stalks diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms roughly chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen beans
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli optional
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the fish fillets under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels. Cut the fillets into bite-sized pieces, then add oil, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and mix well.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking pan and spread the fish pieces onto the sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes until it browns. 
  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until fragrant and translucent.
  • Add the diced potatoes and saute until they start to soften then add carrots and celery. Sautee and slightly cooked then add the rest of the vegetables to the pot. Sauté for a few minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
  • Add the rest of the seasoning and the chicken broth and cook for about 10 minutes to allow the flavours to meld together.
  • Gently add the fish pieces to the simmering vegetable mixture in the large pot. Bring the soup to a gentle simmer and cook for an additional 5 minutes
  • Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt and pepper if needed. Add the lemon juice and stir well.
  • Remove the bay leaf and serve. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley

Notes

Please note that the nutritional information is a rough estimate and can significantly vary based on the ingredients and measurements used.

Nutrition

Calories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 35gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 816mgPotassium: 1521mgFiber: 9gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 6224IUVitamin C: 77mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Comfort Food, Dinner, Fish Soup, flavourful soup, Seafood
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Variations and Tips:

1. Seafood Medley: Feel free to use a combination of different seafood such as shrimp, mussels, and clams along with the fish for a seafood medley soup.

2. Creamier Soup: For a creamier texture, add a splash of heavy cream or coconut milk towards the end, just before serving.

3. Spicier Twist: If you prefer a spicier fish soup, add chilli flakes, cayenne, or chopped chilli pepper during the sautéing stage.

4. Topping Ideas: Enhance the visual appeal and taste of the soup by topping it with croutons, grated cheese, or a drizzle of olive oil.

Conclusion:
This fish soup recipe is a delightful and comforting dish that can easily be prepared at home. With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, this recipe ensures a hearty, flavorful, and nutritious meal that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Experiment with different variations and enjoy the inviting aroma and delicious taste of homemade fish soup.

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