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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.

Recipe Summary

50 mins
1 hr 5 mins
15 mins
4 servings


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


Instructions Checklist
  • Cut cod into pieces, reserving any scraps. Peel and devein prawns, reserving any scraps.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Toast bread in a toaster. Rub garlic halves on to 1 side of toasted bread.

  • 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

531 calories; protein 40.7g; carbohydrates 29.9g; fat 24.6g; cholesterol 151.9mg; sodium 569.3mg. Full Nutrition