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Zuppa di Pesce e Frutti di Mare (Mediterranean Seafood Soup)

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"Easy yet tasty fish soup made only with the best fresh Mediterranean fish and seafood. Use the remaining fish stock for a seafood risotto."
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1 h 5 m servings 531 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Cut cod into pieces, reserving any scraps. Peel and devein prawns, reserving any scraps.
  2. Place cod and prawn scraps, quartered onion, carrot, celery, salt, and pepper in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until fish stock is fragrant, 15 to 20 minutes. Strain and reserve fish stock.
  3. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir sliced onion, red chile pepper, and minced garlic until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour in wine; cook for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes; bring to a boil. Add cod, prawns, clams, and mussels; pour in 1 cup fish stock. Simmer until fish is cooked through and clams and mussels have opened, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Toast bread in a toaster. Rub garlic halves on to 1 side of toasted bread.
  5. Place a piece of toasted bread in the bottom of each serving bowl. Ladle soup over toasted bread and top with parsley.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Your selection of fish and seafood can vary slightly, but for a traditional Mediterranean assortment choose squid, prawns, scorpion fish, anglerfish, clams, and mussels.
  • Cognac can be used in place of the white wine, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 531 calories; 24.6 g fat; 29.9 g carbohydrates; 40.7 g protein; 152 mg cholesterol; 569 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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