Basic Spanish Fish Soup Recipe (So good!)

Basic Spanish Fish Soup Recipe (So good!) | vitalivesfree.com

I’ve eaten this Spanish fish soup in a few local restaurants and I always find it extremely soothing and warming. It satisfies some kind of deep craving within my belly so well. Of course, I can’t go to a restaurant every single time I want fish soup, so I decided to recreate it at home. There are a few different variations of it, but this one is just the most basic one that you can modify however you want.

I asked on Instagram if you’d like the recipe and you said yes, so here you go! 🙂

Spanish Fish Soup Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3-4 medium cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 medium ripe tomatoes (or you can use canned tomatoes, but I’m not a big fan of cans – fresh is always better in my books), chopped
  • 1 medium red pepper, chopped
  • 1 lb of ocean pout or any other white wish, chopped into bite size chunks
  • around 20 fresh raw mussels
  • 2/3 cup of white wine
  • 1.5 litres of water
  • 1/2 cup basmati rice (optional)
  • a handful of fresh parsley (you can also use dried parsley)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper

How To Make It:

Start by cooking onions and garlic with olive oil for around 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and the red pepper and cook for a few more minutes until softened a little bit. Add the water, bring it to a boil, season with salt and pepper, add the bay leaves and parsley if you’re using the dried version. Add the wine and cook with the lid open for around 5 minutes until the alcohol from the wine evaporates. Then close the lid and simmer for other 20 minutes.

Next, it’s time to add the fish and rice. Once it’s done, cook for 10 minutes. Finally, add the mussels and fresh parsley (if you’re using the fresh version) and cook for 5 more minutes. Make sure you don’t cook the mussels for more than 5 minutes because they will become hard and chewy.

Voila! Enjoy your soup!

Are you also a huge fan of soups like me? I don’t think I could live a day without a soup thrown in somewhere. They’re so incredibly soothing and warming. Nothing better for Vata than soups! Especially as spring isn’t in any hurry to arrive here.

Anyway, hope you’ll enjoy this Spanish fish soup! My sister-in-law and niece are coming to visit tomorrow, so that’s going to be fun. I haven’t seen them for 6 years and we can’t even communicate because we don’t speak a common language, but oh well, I’m sure it will still be a positive experience. Such is the reality of international love sometimes, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Talk to you soon!

Simply yours,

Vita xx

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