Simple Fish Soup Recipe

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 Updated 19/01/2016

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Here is a simple recipe for fish soup which is basically a simplified version of the traditional Bouillabaisse soup.


  • 2 - 3 fillets of your favourite fish, making sure all bones have been removed
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 medium sized fresh tomatoes
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 1 1/2 pints fish stock (or use stock cubes)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley
  • salt and black pepper to season
  • glass of white wine to be added (if liked)
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Cut the fish into small pieces.
  2. Slice tomatoes and cook gently in a small saucepan until soft.
  3. Rub tomatoes through a sieve.
  4. Peel and chop the onions and shallot.
  5. Melt the butter in a saucepan.
  6. Put in the onions and shallot and fry until nicely browned.
  7. Add the pieces of fish, bay leaf, tomato, seasoning and lemon.
  8. Cover with the stock, add the wine and boil gently for ten minutes.
  9. Sprinkle in the parsley just before serving.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 portions


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