Hearty and delicious soup. You can poach cod, haddock, flounder, and salmon. I love to serve this on a cold winter day. For a stew-like consistency, simmer for longer. You can serve the stew over rice if desired.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
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4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Melt butter in a 5- to 6-quart pot over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and carrot; saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Pour in chicken broth, tomatoes, wine, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Add tilapia, herbs, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat, cover pot partially, and simmer until tilapia starts to flake, about 10 minutes.

  • Transfer tilapia to a plate and cover to keep warm. Simmer cooking liquid until slightly thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Return tilapia to the pot and heat through, 1 to 2 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can use olive oil or vegetable oil instead of butter.

You need 4 cups liquid. Use chicken broth, vegetable, or water as needed.

Substitute 1/4 to 1/3 chopped fresh parsley, oregano, and/or basil for the dried Italian herbs, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; protein 25.8g; carbohydrates 9.8g; fat 5.1g; cholesterol 55.3mg; sodium 1449.9mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
I made it with cod. It was very tasty and easy to put together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
This is delicious. Made the recipe almost exactly as written. I added a yellow pepper (I like them and had one on hand). And I was a little short on lemon juice so I zested the lemon and added it to the soup. I used cod as the fish. I would definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Made it with cod and added parsnips as well as carrots. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made it with cod. It was very tasty and easy to put together. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Added red pepper flakes cabbage and vodka instead of white wine Read More