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North African Fish Soup

Annacia *


This is a tasty and very easy soup to make. It's especially nice on chilly evenings when a good soup is so nice and comforting. Sometimes I use the potatoes and sometimes not. Personally I really like a lot of liquid to dip good crusty bread into to soak it up. It tastes so good.


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15 Min
25 Min
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2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 large
sweet onion, chopped
celery ribs, diced
garlic cloves, minced
3/4 tsp
hot paprika or to taste
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
ground coriander
6 c
fish or vegetable broth or stock
1 1/2 lb
firm white fish fillets, raw and cut into mouth sized cubes
1 can(s)
(15 ounce) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 large
potatoes, peeled and diced small
4 - 5
saffron threads, crushed
1 small
bay leaf
salt and pepper, to taste
fresh coriander leaves for garnish (optional)

How to Make North African Fish Soup


  • 1Heat olive oil in a large pot; saute the onions, celery, garlic, paprika, turmeric and coriander until soft and fragrant.
  • 2Add the broth, raw fish, tomatoes, potatoes, saffron and bay leaf.
  • 3Bring to a soft boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until potatoes are tender and fish flakes (about 15 minutes). The fish should fall into pieces with stirring.
  • 4Remove the bay leaf.
  • 5Add salt and pepper to taste.

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About North African Fish Soup

Course/Dish: Fish Soups
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: African
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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