Spicy Fish Soup

Spicy Fish Soup

By Atika Lim  , , , ,

April 11, 2016

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Make this wholesome spicy fish soup using boneless chunks of any firm white fish!

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 4-6 Servings


1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, finely sliced

1 tsp hot smoked paprika

2 tomatoes, seeded, finely chopped

1 tbsp brandy

4 cups fish stock

2 cups water

1 tsp saffron threads

750 g skinless, boneless firm white fish fillet, cut into 2 cm cubes

1 lemon, juice

Basil leaves, to serve


1In a large saucepan, heat oil on high. Saute onion and garlic, 3 to 4 mins, until tender. Add paprika and cook, stirring, 1 min, until fragrant.

2Mix in tomatoes and cook 3 to 4 mins, stirring. Add brandy and simmer 1 min.

3Add stock, water and saffron to pan, stirring. Bring to boil on high. Reduce heat to low and simmer 20 mins.

4Add fish to soup. Simmer, covered, 3 to 4 mins, until fish is just cooked through. Stir in juice and season to taste. Serve topped with basil.

Photo: Bauer/Rob Shaw

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