A delicious fish soup that's low in fat! Having grown up on the Texas/Mexico border, I like foods spicy, but you can adjust the seasonings to taste. I also splash in a drop of hot pepper sauce in each bowl.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spray a large saucepan with the vegetable cooking spray over medium high heat. Add the onions and saute, stirring often, for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and chili powder and saute for 2 more minutes.

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  • Then add the chicken broth, chile peppers and cumin, stirring well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

  • Next, add the tomatoes, green bell pepper, shrimp and cod. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for another 5 minutes. Gradually stir in the yogurt until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

146 calories; protein 19.3g; carbohydrates 12.2g; fat 1.7g; cholesterol 45.7mg; sodium 873.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2003
I happened to have every single ingredient in the house except for the yogurt, but I made it anyway. Oh my goodness, this soup was WONDERFUL! I can guarantee I will be making this soup often. It reminds me of my grandmother, who was from interior Mexico. My cooking this dish would have made her proud! Excellent! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2012
I tried all cod. Pretty good worth tinkering with probably better with shrimp.Mine curdled when I added the yogurt which spoiled the looks although it tasted good. (May be my fault. I had added some lemon juice before remembering to put the yogurt in.) Read More
(5)
194 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 125
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2003
I happened to have every single ingredient in the house except for the yogurt, but I made it anyway. Oh my goodness, this soup was WONDERFUL! I can guarantee I will be making this soup often. It reminds me of my grandmother, who was from interior Mexico. My cooking this dish would have made her proud! Excellent! Read More
(103)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2009
I was looking for a good, low fat, fish soup and LOVE this one! I made a couple of tweaks (I don't eat shellfish so only used cod, used veg broth instead of chicken, red bell pepper instead of green and used fire roasted tomatoes, and added so chipotle chili pepper for heat and flavor). The heat and the cumin flavor make this soup fabulous and I never would have put all of these flavors together with cod, so hats off to the recipe creator! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2003
This is wonderful. I omitted the diced chili peppers and used diced jalapenos (we like everything really "kicked up"). And I used canned diced tomatoes with chili's instead of plain tomatoes. I also added some Emeril's Southwest Essence and lots of Cajum Seasoning. This is surely a keeper around here!!!! Thank you!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2003
Thank you for this wonderful recipe! If you are on a healthy heart regimine you have got to try this soup. I added another can of chicken broth along with grated carrots and barley. Don't be afraid to experiment with this. I will be making this often (and in larger quantities) Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2011
This is a fabulous, easy, & flavorful fish stew! I made a few changes for our preferences: added ½ cup chopped carrots, 1 celery stick chopped, ½ cup corn; subbed 2 fresh jalapenos for the green chilies, sub veggie stock for ckn stock, sub red bell pepper for green, used canned fire roasted diced tomatoes; added 1 tsp. old bay, pinch of Cajun seasoning, 1 extra clove of garlic. Used sour cream instead of yogurt (what I had on hand) and served it with lime wedge & avocado slices on top. Turned out spicy, delicious, and very filling! Thanks for sharing this great recipe. I will definitely be making this again! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2011
Wow is this good!! I made it with cod only since I didn't have shrimp. I used one can of Rotel and one can diced tomatoes since I did not have the chiles and the rest the same as written. It was great my 11 and 12 yr old daughters LOVED it. It is only 3 pts on the new WW program too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2003
This is a wonderful wonderful recipe. I changed it a bit by adding a tea spoon of cajun seasoning and I used fresh fish (cooked it much longer than recomended with the bones, then took the bones out and returned chunks of meat back into the soup). Also, I used greek style yogurt. It is absolutelly deliscious and such a rich taste. I will definitely make it again. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2012
For me, this is only a 3 but my family really liked it. Replaced the cod with tilapia loins (cheaper and tastier) and the shrimp with crab (we don't really like shrimp) and put a bit in each bowl, then ladeled the hot soup over it. I did not use the full amount of yogurt and am glad - with the spices, a cilantro sour cream would go better (and with the quality low fat/no fat sour cream would still be healthy). Definitely wasn't spicy enough but that is easily taken care of. Has lots of potential for each to customize to make it your own. Definitely going in the recipe box and has already been requested again. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2010
In the words of Guy Fieri: "Holy Salami Call my Mommy!"...this was FANTASTIC! I did take one readers advice and bought the diced tomatoes with the green chilis in it. I prefer a tomato-based broth so I reduced the chicken broth by 1/2cup and added 3/4 cup of tomato sauce....YUMM-O! I didn't have nonfat yogurt but simply used 3/4 c of fat free sour cream...delicious!!! I also like spicy so I added 1/2 tsp of red chili flakes. I served it over rice and with crusty bread...one of my new favorites! Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2012
I tried all cod. Pretty good worth tinkering with probably better with shrimp.Mine curdled when I added the yogurt which spoiled the looks although it tasted good. (May be my fault. I had added some lemon juice before remembering to put the yogurt in.) Read More
(5)
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