Fish soup

23 Mar

Ingredients: Per 6 servings

  • 1 ½ lb mussels
  • 1 ½ lb clams
  • 3 ½ lb mixed fish for soup
  • 8 cups fish broth
  • parsley
  • canned tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • pepper
  • bread slice
  • extra virgin olive oil


The best fish for this recipe are: monkfish, John Dory, sole, baby squid, prawns, clams and mussels. Clean and fillet the sole, bone it and cut the other fish into pieces. Peel the prawns, sauté the mussels and clams in a casserole, and filter the resulting liquid with a cloth soaked in cold water and well wrung out.

Pour the oil into a crockpot, lightly brown the chopped onion in it, add the baby squid, mix in some spoonfuls of the filtered mussel and clam cooking liquid, and leave to cook with a lid on. After some minutes, add the chopped tomato, cook for two more minutes, and add all the fish, mussels and clams, prawn tails, the garlic cut into fillets, a generous twist of pepper, the stock, and a little salt.

Bring to the boil and then continue cooking over moderate heat for about 10 minutes. Put slices of bread into individual soup dishes, arrange on top the fish and seafood, cover with a little stock, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

1 Comment

Posted by on March 23, 2015 in Uncategorized


One response to “Fish soup

  1. Mary

    March 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Hi dear Gracie – I had no idea you had this new blog – and full of wonderful things, photos, stories of you continuing travels, recipes etc. I’ve missed following you but hope I can now. I’ve been reading your posts about Verdi etc., all so interesting and great photos.

    Thanks for stopping by – you have been such a loyal blog friend and I enjoy it so much when I see a comment from you. Today you enquired about my health. Well let’s just say, aging is no fun! I must have about 20 years on you (I’m now 71) and this past one has been tough. I have problems with arthritic changes in my spine which are causing severe nerve pain in my left hip and leg. I am postponing any invasive surgery as long as possible, instead having steroid injections and doing physiotherapy bi-weekly in hopes it will help. Actually it’s a little better than a month ago so perhaps it’s working!

    We have several trips scheduled this year – had to cancel one to Kenya/UK/Ireland in February – I just couldn’t do that one – but we’ll do a river cruise, Budapest to Amsterdam, in April, then be in England in June with our granddaughter, and back to France in September. . . . . so I must be well! Of course I’m always hoping to return to your beautiful Italy too!

    Hope you continue to travel and have fun – will hopefully be able to follow you here again – will check the box and pray you pop up when you post about your life.
    Best wishes to you and your family.
    Hugs – Mary


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