Fish soup with Salmon and Hake

Fish soup with salmon and hake
(4 people)

2 medium sized potatoes
1 small fennel bulb about 200 grams
1 small yellow onion
1 tbsp margarine or sunflower/canola/rapeseed oil
0.5 grams of saffron
1 Liter water
200 mL dry white wine
2 tablespoons concentrated lobster or fish stock
2 tomatoes
200 grams of salmon
200 grams hake fillets or other firm white fish
2 scallions

  • Peel potatoes and cut into 2×2 cm cubes
  • Clean the fennel and cut into pieces. If the fennel has a tassel (looks like dill, cut it off and save for garnish)
  • Finely chop the onion
  • Heat the margarine in a saucepan. Fry the onion and fennel for a few minutes while stirring. Add the potatoes, water, wine, saffron and lobster stock to the pot. Stir.
  • Bring the soup to a boil and reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes until the potatoes have softened.
  • Cut the tomatoes into wedges and add to the pan and simmer for another 5 minutes
  • Cut the fish into 2-3 cm pieces and add to the soup. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and let soup stand covered for 5 minutes.
  • Cut the spring onions finely and sprinkle over the soup and serve with good, ideally, freshly baked bread.
  • If you have fennel tassel left cut it with a kitchen scissor over the soup as a garnish.

Tip: To make the soup a little “stylish”, you can first scald and peel the tomatoes. However, I am too lazy. Usually I throw in the tomato segments and then I use a fork or tongs to remove the skins of the tomatoes as they loosen from the tomatoes in the hot soup after about 1 minute.


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