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Fish soup recipe

Fish soup recipe

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This fish soup recipe is a great way to feed the family, and works as a dinner party starter, too - it's packed with flavour so is sure to impress. Serve with fresh crusty bread and a sprinkle of chopped olives. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 30 mins to prepare and 1 hr to cook
  • 368 calories / serving


  • good glug olive oil
  • 2 small onions, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1-2 sweet peppers (any colour), deseeded and finely chopped
  • good glug dry white wine
  • 500g carton or tin chopped tomatoes with olive oil and garlic
  • 1½ litres vegetable stock
  • 500ml fish stock
  • 8 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 2 anchovy fillets in oil, drained
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 250g monkfish tail, all bones removed and flesh cut into cubes
  • 250g frozen seafood, defrosted and rinsed
  • 2 handfuls small soup pasta
  • handful olives (black or green), stoned and finely chopped
  • fresh crusty bread, to serve
If you don't have chopped tomatoes, chop up a tin of plum tomatoes instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    8g 11%
  • Saturates

    1g 6%
  • Sugars

    12g 13%
  • Salt

    2.4g 40%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 46.6g Protein 23.4g Fibre 5.7g


  1. In a large heavy-bottomed pan, heat the olive oil and gently fry the onions, carrots, garlic, celery and peppers until soft but not coloured. Add a good glug of dry white wine and simmer for 5 mins.
  2. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and both stocks. Add the fresh tomatoes and the anchovy fillets, then add a little black pepper. Cover and simmer for about 40 mins.
  3. Add the monkfish tail cubes, the seafood and the pasta. Cover and simmer for 20 mins, stirring occasionally to prevent the pasta from sticking.
  4. Serve in big bowls, sprinkled with the chopped olives and served with chunks or fresh crusty bread.

*Inspired by Johanne T. featured in the Realfood Cookbook

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