Basque Fish Soup

Chuck Cassaro


You can really use any type of fish you would like and if you wish to have a bit more "fish" flavor you can add a bit of fish sauce to taste.

This specific recipe does not reheat well so plan on finishing your batch in one setting.



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30 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 large
    onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 c
    celery (chopped)
  • 1 large
    garlic clove (crushed)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 can(s)
    stewed tomatoes (16 oz cans)
  • 1/2 c
    dry white wine
  • 1/2 c
    parsley (minced)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 lb
    cod filets

How to Make Basque Fish Soup


  1. In a large sauce pan, saute the onion and celery in butter until soft.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, wine and spices.
  3. Cover and simmer for 30 min to blend the flavors.
  4. While the mixture is simmering, cut the fish into 1" chunks.
  5. Once the mixture has simmered for 30 min you can add the fish chunks to the mixture and simmer for an additional 10 min or until the fish is white and opaque.

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About Basque Fish Soup

Course/Dish: Fish Soups
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American

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