fish soup w/ savory plantain balls

rosa rivera


this is a special puerto rican soup which is served in the best spanish dinners, also called cuchifritos very tasty and savory,


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serves 8 or more
35 Min
40 Min


  • 2 qt

  • 1 large
    fish head split in half
  • 3
    medium carrots
  • 3
    stalks of celery
  • 1/2
    red pepper chopped
  • 11/2 Tbsp
    sofrito goya /condiment
  • 1 pkg
    sazon w/culantro and achiote,annato
  • 2
    chicken bouillon cubes
  • 2 Tbsp
    adobo powder/w pepper
  • ·
    salt to taste
  • 1/4 c
    stffed olives
  • 1 pkg
    ham seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh cilantro

  • 4
    green plantains, boiled
  • 1/2 lb
    salt pork fat
  • 1
    whole galic clove/ minced
  • 1 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil, extra virgin

How to Make fish soup w/ savory plantain balls


  1. in a 4 quart pot fill with water ,put on stove and put to boil, rinse fish ,put in pot, add sofrito goya /condiment ,add adobo,sazon w/culatro and achiote annato coloring,cut celery and slice carrots, also red pepper, add bouillon cube,olives also add 2 tablespoon oil, let cook at medium high heat covered for 30 minutes ,taste to see if it is not too salty or if not add more salt to taste. cook another 10 minutes covered.the soup will be watery ,thats why is called soup so don't find it strange. the plantain balls go in the bowl of soup and it will thickend soup and make it savory.
  2. cut plantain in afew slices each put to boil ,cook until very tender, cut pork fat in little pieces , very small, put aside mince garlic very fine add oil in frying pan, put pork fat to fry ,till crispy add garlic to pork fat ,then add plantain little by little smashing them with fork,add all and smash till they are all blended , taste. ,make a ball ,then form small balls in a platter, do IT all .when finish serve soup in a bowl and add 3 to 4 plantain balls ,let stand for a minute and start eating your fish soup, hope u like it as much as my family likes it ,serves more than 8. BON APPETITE.

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About fish soup w/ savory plantain balls

Course/Dish: Fish Fish Soups
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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