This is a very hearty soup from the Mediterranean. If you prefer a heartier soup, add more fish.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place onion, green bell pepper, garlic, tomatoes, chicken broth, tomato sauce, mushrooms, olives, orange juice, wine, bay leaves, dried basil, fennel seeds, and pepper into a slow cooker. Cover, and cook on low 4 to 4 1/2 hours or until vegetables are crisp tender.

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  • Stir in shrimp and cod. Cover. Cook 15 to 30 minutes, or until shrimp are opaque. Remove and discard bay leaves. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

222 calories; protein 31.3g; carbohydrates 11.9g; fat 3g; cholesterol 150.8mg; sodium 1230.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2011
5 Stars is not enough! Truly not enough! Making soup is my specialty and this soup is amazing! I had a special request for fish soup from a very picky eater, so when I found this recipe, I thought it sounded good. I was amazed! And the crock pot did most of the work! I used fresh tomatoes instead of canned (the picky eater won't eat canned) and I used fresh mushrooms. The picky eater gave this thumbs up, and after three bowls said that he wished he could eat more! Thank you for sharing this recipe! I will add this to my soup repetoire, as it is fabulous and wonderful for Lent! I was also skeptical about the orange juice and I added it, and am so happy that I did! This is a 10 Star recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/24/2013
Recipe was just "so-so". My husband and I had it two times and it just didn't get the "keeper" status. Had to use red pepper flakes at the table to give it some pizzaz. Read More
(5)
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2011
5 Stars is not enough! Truly not enough! Making soup is my specialty and this soup is amazing! I had a special request for fish soup from a very picky eater, so when I found this recipe, I thought it sounded good. I was amazed! And the crock pot did most of the work! I used fresh tomatoes instead of canned (the picky eater won't eat canned) and I used fresh mushrooms. The picky eater gave this thumbs up, and after three bowls said that he wished he could eat more! Thank you for sharing this recipe! I will add this to my soup repetoire, as it is fabulous and wonderful for Lent! I was also skeptical about the orange juice and I added it, and am so happy that I did! This is a 10 Star recipe! Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2002
Delicious and easy. Just throw it all in the Crock Pot. I substituted a bag of frozen seafood medley (shrimp, scallop, calamari) for the shrimp. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2003
This recipe was great I omitted the olives and substituted Tilapia instead of cod. I slow cooked it all day and actually added the shrimp and fish at the same time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2009
Despite the hot weather for some reason I was craving a hearty soup for lunch today. I left out the green bell pepper (don't like it cooked) and the olives (didn't have any) and I used a fresh fennel bulb instead of seeds and fresh mushrooms instead of canned. Because I was in a bit of a hurry I cooked the soup in a pan on the stove top. Dang this was SO good! Don't forget some crusty bread to mop up the brothy goodness. Delicious! Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2010
I too made this on the stovetop. I added chopped fresh fennel (green stalk) chopped green beans and a pinch of cayenne. I added the fish with the shrimp about 10 minutes before serving. Quick and easy! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2010
everybody loved it - my little one wanted an additional serving. Though I have to admit I did make some changes: didn't use a slowcooker and stewed it for 30-40 min (didn't keep time very carefully) used fresh mushrooms added 1/2 cup tomato puree and fresh instead of dried basil. also tried it with halibut celery instead of fennel (as a sort of substitute as I didn't have any kind of fennel left) some fresh thyme and basil was actually a spoonful of pesto genovese. And for the second version didn't have shrimps. anyway it turned out great both times. last thing we would say about it was bland. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2011
This was excellent! I was skeptical about adding orange juice but did based on other reviews. It was delicious. I did not add olives green peppers and bay leaves because we personally don't like them and did not have fennel or fennel seeds on hand. It was still good:-). After making this once I could consider adding in more vegetables such as zuchini and carrots but would be happy just as is. Will definitely be making this again. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2013
So so good. Made this for a casual get together for 9 (doubled the recipe) and it was a huge hit. We didn't have much left over at all. Added two potatoes small dice and a half can of white beans pureed to get a little fuller broth. Used red and yellow peppers instead of green no mushrooms or olives - don't judge just wasn't feeling it. I like a little spicier soup so added red pepper flakes and tabasco but the basic broth is really delicious so start with that. The orange juice added a very fresh taste but indiscernible. I used shrimp cod salmon and scallops all small dice and the flavors and textures were wonderful together. Made the broth the day before for ease and to let the flavors blend so 'day of prep' was a breeze. Try this - it's just really great. This is a very forgiving base recipe so have some fun with it. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2011
I left out the mushrooms but did everything else as written. I was surprised how good it was. It was very different with the olives and orange juice but had a good flavor. Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
01/24/2013
Recipe was just "so-so". My husband and I had it two times and it just didn't get the "keeper" status. Had to use red pepper flakes at the table to give it some pizzaz. Read More
(5)
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