Italian Fish Soup Recipe

* (don't leave these out they are cheap, tasty and attractive) You can buy a 1/4 or 1/2 lb. of several items. Even if shrimp is $6 per lb. 1/4 lb. is affordable and will add flavor and variety.

Step 1

Saute the leeks, onions, celery, garlic and mushrooms until the onions are clear. Add the stock, nectar or water, tomato sauce and white wine. Bring to a heavy simmer and taste. Add the cayenne pepper and salt to taste.

Step 2

Prepare the seafood and add to the pot, remembering to add first those things which take longest to cook. The various shellfish go in with the shells on.

Step 3

Simmer until done. Serve in large bowls over spaghetti. By adding extra fish such as a lobster per person this will become a meal instead of a soup.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2c Olive oil
  • 3 Leeks, cleaned and sliced,
  • -white part only
  • 2 Cloves of garlic diced fine
  • 1 Yellow onion, peeled and
  • -chopped
  • 1c Chopped celery
  • 1c Fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 6c Fish stock, clam nectar or
  • -water
  • 1c Italian tomato sauce
  • 1c Dry white wine (maybe Soave)
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1lb White fish boneless fillet,
  • -cut into small pieces
  • (cod, seabass, monkfish)
  • 2lb Combined, of any or all of *
  • -{the following:
  • Clams, soaked in fresh water
  • -1 hour then drained
  • Crab,
  • Shrimp,
  • Mussels, scrubbed with the
  • -beards removed
  • Chopped parsley for garnish

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